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Chicago wins award for awkwardness

Posted on: June 9, 2010 11:24 am
Edited on: June 9, 2010 12:48 pm

On Friday, the Cubs and White Sox will open their Chicago showdown series with something new at stake -- a trophy that will go to the winner of the series each season. It was announced with much fanfare on April 26.

Less than a week later, an oil pipeline burst under the Gulf of Mexico.

What does that have to do with a trophy in Chicago? The trophy is called the BP Crosstown Cup, and it's sponsored for the next three years by British Petroleum. The sponsorship agreement is staying in place, but the Cubs have scaled back the unveiling of the cup at Wrigley Field before Friday's game.

"We're trying to stand behind our sponsor, but at the same time be respectful of what's happening off the ballfield," Cubs spokesman Kevin Saghy told the Chicago Sun-Times .

-- David Andriesen

Category: MLB
Tags: Cubs, White Sox
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 15, 2011 1:54 pm
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Since: Nov 21, 2008
Posted on: June 9, 2010 2:26 pm


Is it just me or is it ironic that both BP(Gulf Spill) - and Toyota(Car Recall) have entered into sponsorship agreement with the Cubs? Two companies having experienced their own disaster, aligning with the disaster the Cubs have been for a century. Clever marketing as you can't find a better market for forgiveness or a short memory.

Since: Nov 21, 2008
Posted on: June 9, 2010 2:09 pm

How Fitting

BP Crosstown(Disaster) Cup - awarded to the LOSER of the series. Can we get 2 so that both North and South sides can enjoy our own teams disaster(so far) of a season

Since: Mar 25, 2007
Posted on: June 9, 2010 1:14 pm

Chicago wins award for awkwardness


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