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White Sox congratulate Cubs via billboard

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White Sox congratulate Cubs via billboard

White Sox fans and Cubs fans will always have beef with one another.

The internet memes, the sly remarks from Cubs fans told to take it down a notch... "Hey, why don't you go watch the Sox... oh wait." And then Sox fans throwing out a 4-digit number (ahem 2005) as the numerical version of *shots fired.*

It's a long winded, vicious hamster wheel of back-and-forth rivalry. But should it be any other way? 

However, the White Sox organization has no hard feelings whatsoever towards their neighbors in the north. 

This week, the White Sox congratulated the Cubs on their NLDS victory with a message on their video billboard off the Dan Ryan Expressway near U.S. Cellular Field. (See below.)

According to DNAinfo, who reported the billboard originally, White Sox' Senior VP of Communications, Scott Reifert, said they are happy to send some good vibes to the Cubs. 

While I can't speculate on what could happen in the future, there is no question that we would congratulate them on a wonderful season in some manner.

Speaking of, back in 2005, the Cubs organization took out a full page add in the Chicago Tribune to congratulate the Sox on their World Series win. 

Could the roles be reversed -- in say, a few weeks?

(Knock on wood, of course.) 

 

Podcast: In light of recent hitting coach turmoil, who’s to blame for Cubs offensive struggles?

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Podcast: In light of recent hitting coach turmoil, who’s to blame for Cubs offensive struggles?

On the latest Cubs Talk Podcast, David Kaplan, Kelly Crull, Luke Stuckmeyer and Tony Andracki discuss the comments Chili Davis made after being fired as Cubs hitting coach, ask if the Cubs struggles on offense were Davis' fault or the players and what Anthony Iapoce will be walking into as he tries to gets the team back on track a the plate.

 

Listen to the entire podcast here, or in the embedded player below:

 

Texas Rangers hire Cubs' Shiraz Rehman to be assistant GM

Texas Rangers hire Cubs' Shiraz Rehman to be assistant GM

The changing of the guard continues for the Cubs this offseason. 

After the team hired a new hitting coach yesterday, it was reported today that they're losing a front office member: 

Rehman, who has been with the Cubs in the same position for the last seven years, will reportedly head up the Rangers' analytics department. According to the Chicago Tribune, Rehman's role was " evaluating existing systems, and recognizing and applying solutions in an effort to create competitive advantages for the organization." 

All reports indicate that he'll be doing similar analytic-based work with the Rangers.