Chicago Cubs News: Cubs roll on Sox; Let them wear what they want

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The Chicago Cubs got off to an early start on the Chicago White Sox and never looked back as they beat them, 8-4. And why does the MLB have to pick a fight over the cleats that they wear?

It didn’t take long for the Chicago Cubs to find themselves in the same moment they were in the previous day. After shutting down the White Sox, leadoff man Javier Baez tripled to get the game started. A brilliant at-bat from Kris Bryant lead to a walk, and Anthony Rizzo followed with a three-run shot to put the Cubs ahead for good. Willson Contreras added his third homer in two days as the Cubs managed to win the series from the Sox. They’ll go for the sweep today as Kyle Hendricks takes on Lucas Giolito.

If there was ever a man that didn’t seem like he wanted attention, it’s Ben Zobrist. That’s why his plea from the MLB seemed a wee bit out of place. A fine for his cleats if they aren’t 51% of his primary uniform? I have to be honest; this seems a bit ridiculous. Zobrist’s cleats are black, and he only wears them during day games. But now the MLB wants to push back, or open up a dialogue on it. Unreal. But either way, he wore them yesterday. Good man.

The Crosstown Classic has been a part of the intracity rivalry for a while, now. And there are many players who have been on both sides of it throughout the years. Guys like Dioner Navarro, Juan Pierre, Jose Quintana and now Eloy Jimenez will have their place in the rivalry. Each one might have their day, let’s just hope there are more Cubs that do it than Sox.

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