This week's Crosstown Classic will have a different format - one that seems odd to both the Chicago White Sox's and Chicago Cubs' managers.
In the past, these rivals played separate three-game sets in their parks that captivated the Windy City, but as part of the "prime rivals" portion of interleague play, all four of the teams' 2013 matchups take place this week beginning Monday night at U.S. Cellular Field.
The White Sox (24-24) have won four of six in each of the four previous seasons against the Cubs, but three victories will be enough to capture bragging rights this time. The first two games are on the South Side before contests Wednesday and Thursday at Wrigley Field.
"It's nice that we've got four days that we're going to be at home but as far as two and two, that's just the way the schedule is," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said.
Cubs manager Dale Sveum echoed a similar theme.
"It's such a strange circumstance to play four games in, obviously, the same city but in tw...