Sox's rebound leaves Cubs in their wake

July, 12, 2010
7/12/10
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Greenberg By Jon Greenberg
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO -- A month ago, baseball was teetering on the brink of irrelevancy in this city. It's not an unfamiliar brink.

As the Blackhawks made their way to Philadelphia for the second time during the second week of June, just before they clinched the Stanley Cup on enemy ice, the city's losing baseball teams were getting ready for a matchup that would decide provincial bragging rights delightfully presented by the most hated corporation on Earth.

"Maybe they're going to pick who's the worst team in town, not the best one," Ozzie Guillen joked on June 8 in his office.

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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