CHICAGO — As the city erupts with joy over the Cubs heading to the World Series for the first time since 1945, fans of Chicago's other baseball team (yes, there are two) are feeling a little left out.
While many White Sox fans — even team owner Jerry Reinsdorf — have offered their support to the Cubs, others say they'll be cheering on Cleveland when the series starts Tuesday. But there's one thing many of them agree on: the World Series of 2005, which the White Sox won, should be acknowledged.
The frustration on social media was mostly directed at national news outlets, which claimed Chicago hadn't seen a World Series in 70+ years.
Wrigley Field is prepping this morning for an event Chicago hasn't seen in 71 years: the World Series. pic.twitter.com/MordBAiILj— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) October 24, 2016
Sox fans were quick to point out the error in the CBS tweet, prompting them to make a "clarification."
Sox fans weren't having it:
tfw as a White Sox fan you see multiple media outlets tweeting about how Chicago hasn’t seen a World Series in 71 years pic.twitter.com/deEwI6t6wf— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) October 24, 2016
Apparently the city of Chicago hasn't seen a #WorldSeries game in 71 years....EXCEPT the CHICAGO White Sox WON the WS in 2005, so... #Sigh
— Greis (@AmazingGreis) October 24, 2016
Actually the White Sox won in 2005 https://t.co/epOL4MYK8z— Jake (@jacobofark) October 24, 2016
Maybe Sox fans are just a bit sensitive. The Cubs have been drawing more fans for decades, even after the Sox won the 2005 World Series. And according to Facebook data, Chicago Cubs fans outnumber White Sox fans in all but five of the city's ZIP codes.
But until the Cubs win it all, Sox fans will continue gloating about 2005 (not to mention the team also made it to the World Series in 1959) — even if the rest of the world doesn't remember it:
"how quaint," White Sox fans mutter, lighting cigarettes with spare 2005 World Series shirts they have lying around— Mark Berman (@markberman) October 23, 2016
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