Which side of town does the Cubs-White Sox rivalry mean more to? If we’re talking about the fans, there’s a pretty strong indication in this week’s “Polling Place,” your home for Sun-Times sports polls on Twitter.
We asked Cubs fans which opponent they like to beat most. In a runaway, the answer was the Cardinals at 64.8%. The Sox received only 13.1% of the vote, also trailing the Brewers (15.5%).
“That vote is correctly lopsided,” @dpurpura commented.
But we put the same question to Sox fans, and the top vote-getter wasn’t a division rival. It was the Cubs, at 44.4%. Interpret that as you will.
“Cubs fans say the Cardinals because it’s our actually division rival and means more in terms of standings and playoff contention,” @BeSureMan wrote. “White Sox fans say the Cubs because they have an inferiority complex.”
We also asked about interleague rivalries between crosstown (or close) foes: Which one is the best?
On to the polls:
Poll No. 1: Cubs fans, which team is most fun to beat?
Time for a Cubs-White Sox edition of “Polling Place.” Let us hear from you! Selected comments will appear in Saturday’s paper.
Q1: Cubs fans, which team is it most fun to beat?
— Chicago Sun-Times (@Suntimes) May 26, 2022
Upshot: Anyone else a bit surprised the Brewers haven’t narrowed the gap on the Cardinals in this regard? The rivalry with the Crew has been pretty high-stakes and intense…