Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 6/2/13
What used to be one of the most exciting matchups in baseball is now just another inter-league matchup. The Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox used to play for not only a W, but for bragging rights throughout the season.  Fans used to pack the North and South side stadiums to watch these two rivals battle it out for nine or more innings; now the ballpark food is more interesting than this matchup.  The generation who saw the previous years of this inner city battle scratch their heads wondering why the competition is no longer there on the field and why the grit and passion of fans is absent, well the answer is fairly simple. Ever since the incident involving A.J. Pierzynski and Michael Barrett occurred, escalating to a bench clearing brawl, the level of intensity between these two clubs has slowly dwindled down to nearly none.  One would think that a brawl would cause tension between these two teams, however that is not the case, in fact, Cubs and Sox fans can sit in a room togethe...
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