CHICAGO — The White Sox have no ill will toward their baseball rivals 8 miles to the north.
The Sox this week congratulated the Cubs on winning the National League Division Series against the Cardinals and their trip to the National League Championship Series versus the Mets, which begins Saturday.
The South Side organization saluted the Cubs with a message that read "Congrats Cubs From The White Sox" that included the Cubs and NLCS logos. The message ran on the Sox's video billboard just off the Dan Ryan Expy. near U.S. Cellular Field.
"We congratulated the Cubs this week with a message on the Dan Ryan board following their series win," said Scott Reifert, the team's senior vice president of communications.
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After the Sox won the 2005 World Series, the Cubs took out a full-page ad in the Tribune offering their congrats. If the Cubs continue winning this postseason, Reifert said the Sox likely will do something to pay homage.
"While I can't speculate on what could happen in the future, there is no question that we would congratulate them on a wonderful season in some manner," Reifert said.
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