Is It Okay To Jump on the White Sox’s Bandwagon?
Getting on a bandwagon is fun. People criticize bandwagon fans all the time, but it is a good time if the team doesn’t matter to you that much. I do this with hockey all the time. Find a team that I like watching and become a fan for a few months. I’ve done this with soccer during this time of quarantine. Now, it is mostly based on who has made me the most money gambling. This is true in other sports too. Last year’s Brooklyn Nets were a great gambling team all year for me. But this one isn’t about gambling, rather, wondered if, as a Milwaukeean, if I can jump on the White Sox’s bandwagon?
Despite all of us hating the Chicago Cubs, the first Chicago team that everyone in Milwaukee hated was the White Sox. They were Milwaukee’s rival for many years before the Brewers moving to the National League. There were some real moments too in this rivalry. As pointed out in this article, Brewers and White Sox’s managers got into a fight and a White Sox player went into the stands at County Stadium. This isn’t a fake rivalry at all. It was real. This builds a case against the bandwagon without question. If you’re wondering if this manager fight is on YouTube, you bet your ass it is.
But the White Sox bandwagon this year would be fun for so many reasons. First of all, they have electric players such as Eloy Jimenez, Luis Robert, Yoan Moncada, Dylan Cease to name a few. Secondly, Jimenez and Cease should both be members of the Chicago Cubs, therefore, it makes it even more fun to cheer for the White Sox in spite of the Cubs. A lot of people are buying into the hype around this team. You know how I said the Reds are the Olivia Cuplo of baseball. Well, the White Sox are Camille Kostek. Bettors are piling in on their World Series odds. Therefore, disappointment could happen this year as we know public betting teams do not always work out.
I will not cheer for the White Sox, but I want to see them succeed in every game besides the four they’re playing against the Milwaukee Brewers. Especially guys like Jimenez and Cease because that way we’re making fun of Cubs’ fans versus cheering for another team from Chicago.