Cubs and White Sox World Series

#1
Chicago Cubs vs Chicago White Sox +4875



it's very rare that both these teams are good simultaneously, so the potential for an actual world series matchup between the cross town rivals is pretty unprecedented in most of our lifetimes.


what a shame if it were to occur and instead of it being a Red Line series, it would be in freakin Texas.

the atmosphere in Chicago for a Cubs/Sox World Series would be off the charts.


hopefully the Cubs can keep the window open for 1 more year and 2021 All Chicago World Series can still be a possibility
 

FairWarning

Bells Beer Connoisseur
#2
Dunning has flown under the radar as a little goldmine. The Sox just crush bad pitching. I haven’t seen much good pitching by a single team that can stop them. I think their playing in good weather in October will help the bats. The cubs will have to win with pitching. I’ve come to the realization that the lineup is basically what they are - solo HR’s or nothing.
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
#6
If memory serves, the Cubs were heavily favored (-200 or thereabouts) to defeat the Dodgers in the 2008 NLDS.

Only one problem: the Cubs could not hit Dodger pitching (Derek Lowe, Chad Billingsley and Hiroki Kuroda), getting outscored 20-6 in a three-game sweep.
 
#9
Do you upgrade or downgrade the White Sox for winning 18 of 20 games this season against AL Central dregs Detroit and Kansas City?
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You downgrade them when looking to make 2021 RSW totals. They are going to have a huge jump up in win pct, which alone makes them a regression candidate, and they are coming off a 2019 season in which they led MLB in BABIP.
 
#10
The last time the Cubs and White Sox qualified for the postseason in the same season was 2008.
If they were to meet in a 2021 all Chicago World Series would you try to attend?

Also, on a different topic, why do you like Erik Spoelstra as a coach, and I'm not implying that you shouldn't?

Interesting to note that he is of Filipino descent and is a native born American.

From Basketball Reference:

Born: November 1, 1970 (Age: 49) in Evanston, Illinois
High School: Jesuit High School in Beaverton, Oregon
College: University of Portland
 
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John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
#13
If they were to meet in a 2021 all Chicago World Series would you try to attend?

Also, on a different topic, why do you like Erik Spoelstra as a coach, and I'm not implying that you shouldn't?

Interesting to note that he is of Filipino descent and is a native born American.

From Basketball Reference:

Born: November 1, 1970 (Age: 49) in Evanston, Illinois
High School: Jesuit High School in Beaverton, Oregon
College: University of Portland

I remember Spoelstra as the starting point guard for the Portland Pilots in the late 1980s/early 1990s.

Little-known fact: Spoelstra was on the court at Gersten Pavilion the day in 1990 when Hank Gathers collapsed and died.

Spoelstra went from video coordinator of the Miami Heat in 1995 to Pat Riley's hand-picked successor in 2008.

Riley claimed Spoelstra was "born to coach."

But my favorite part of Erik Spoelstra's resume: He married a former Miami Heat cheerleader who is 18 years younger than him.

Haha.


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#19
I think Oakland is a better fundamental team, so is a healthy Yankee team. What will decide these playoffs will be the bullpens. There will be no off days, so the bullpens will take on a bigger role.

Oakland has some key injuries too.....not sure they can overcome Chapman gone for the season and Pinder's right
hand bat will be out for a few weeks.
 
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