Cubs, White Sox in a losing battle

May, 18, 2012
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Greenberg By Jon Greenberg
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO -- If there is one place where trouble might find you this weekend, it’s downtown Chicago, where the NATO summit is attracting hordes of protestors and the possibility of violence and chaos.

In related news, mayhem is coming to Wrigley Field, too. Alfonso Soriano and Adam Dunn sharing left field? I broke my UZR just thinking about it.

Kerry Wood, the provincial saint of lost causes, unwittingly coined the catchphrase for this weekend’s crosstown series when he snapped at a reporter after being asked about throwing his glove last week.

“Irrelevant, dude.” Two words that describe Chicago baseball in 2012.

Hey, it’s better than “It’s a Way of Life” or “Baseball is better” or “Appreciate the Game.” You know, the ones the Cubs and Sox actually use.

Read the entire column.

Jon Greenberg

Columnist, ESPNChicago.com
Jon Greenberg is a columnist for ESPNChicago.com. He has lived and worked in Chicago since 2003, and is a graduate of Ohio University and the University of Chicago.

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Starlin Castro
BA HR RBI R
.292 14 65 58
OTHER LEADERS
HRA. Rizzo 32
RBIA. Rizzo 78
RA. Rizzo 89
OPSA. Rizzo .913
WJ. Arrieta 10
ERAT. Wood 5.03
SOJ. Arrieta 167