Danks: Sox-Cubs Rivalry ‘A Little Blown Out Of Proportion’
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CHICAGO (WSCR) Through the first 79 games of the White Sox-Cubs interleague series, only three wins separate the two teams, White Sox have won 41 and the Cubs have won 38. As close as the series has been, it seems as if it’s lost some intensity.
“They’re fun, no doubt,” White Sox pitcher John Danks said on Monday’s Boers and Bernstein Show. “I think they get a little blown out of proportion, but you know, it is fun, it’s always exciting. It’s great for the city. I mean, the fans are awesome and it’s definitely a different feel whenever you’re pitching in this game becuase the excitement and all the attention on these games.”
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The two teams have plenty of history, the 1906 World Series and the Barrett-Pierzynski fight, but both organizations also have bigger rivals they see on a more regular basis: The White Sox have the Twins and the Cubs have the Cardinals.
“As cliched as it is,” Danks said, “I mean, it only counts as one game.”
The games don’t carry any extra weight in the standings, but the players know that for the fans, especially during seasons like this one when both teams are struggling, these games mean a lot more than some others.
“We’re going to go out there and try to win,” Danks said. “It’s going to be exciting and I’m looking forward to it.”