White Sox fans are sensitive, and never more so than when their team is about to play the Cubs on back-to-back weekends. So sure enough, I heard from plenty of those fans when I wrote that they'd rather see their team sweep the Cubs twice than make it to the playoffs.
From RedHeadPaleHoser: "Do me a favor; unless you ACTUALLY get a quote from a Sox fan saying we'd prefer a sweep of the Cubs over a playoff berth, don't write it. Don't post it. Don't theorize it."
From Mark: "Your line about Sox fans prefering a sweep to making the playoffs is preposterous. I don't believe that for a second."
From Charles: WHO SAYS THAT? Is that a quote from an actual fan? Can you provide the name of whomever you interviewed for this piece? I don't know ANY White Sox fan who would rather see a lousy six wins against the Cubs over another chance at a World Series championship."
Yes, Charles, I'll tell you exactly who I interviewed. It was Paul Konerko, and here's exactly what he told me: "I've seen polls where our fans would rather sweep them in both series than make the playoffs. That shows you how much our fans care about it."
So there. Still got a problem?