Look out North Siders, one more sign points to the White Sox taking over Chicago this summer.
Not only did the South Siders outpace the Cubs in hats sales nationally, they also won Illinois, Mississippi and Idaho (what up Idaho Sox fans!).
Sure, you can write this off as the White Sox having the objectively more fashionable cap. It also helps that Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube and Tupac made the Sox cool throughout hip-hop culture. Modern greats like Chance the Rapper and even basketball stars like Kevin Durant rep the iconic black cap, too.
Maybe the White Sox are winning over fans as charming young stars like Eloy Jimenez, Tim Anderson and Luis Robert get more time in the spotlight? Seriously, who doesn’t love a guy that celebrates a 470-foot homer by waving into the camera and giving a shout out to his mom?
Or could it be that the world saw the White Sox wallop the Cubs in two exhibition games and fans anticipate the tide shifting from Wrigleyville to 35th & Shields?
Whatever the reason, be sure to grab your seat on the bandwagon now, because it’s about to get crowded.