Chicago Baseball Guide: The Other Guys

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Friday, February 15, 2013 - 11:36am

More than Cubs & Sox

We all know Cubs vs. Sox, North side vs. South side, the names Banks, Sosa, Wood and Bell, Thomas and Konerko. These names ring the ears of every Chicagoan during summer time, and with Spring Training just heating up, the noise is getting louder and louder every day. But what about those small guys out there? The minor league and semi-pro teams out there who are filled with Rudy type players just waiting for their big break. Chicago baseball is much more than North Side vs. South Side, we just never hear about it.

Baseball is Baseball

Throughout the city and the suburbs you can see baseball every night of the summer if you try. Sure it wont have 30,000 people in attendance, and maybe you can’t take the redline there, but I can guarantee it’ll be 90 feet from first to second, each team will have nine players and who ever has the most runs at the end wins. Baseball is baseball wherever you go, and however much you pay. Maybe this summer when you get tired of all the production and high profile player drama that is Major League Baseball, you can take a trip to see the other guys.

Can’t beat the price

Another bonus of watching the other guys is the price. The White Sox and Cubs have some of the highest ticket prices in the MLB, and that’s before you head to the concession stand. How does $10 tickets sound every game? Pretty good if you ask me. These teams do not have to support the giant payroll of major league teams, which means ticket prices are actually affordable. Enjoy a night out at the ballpark with your family without having to pay an arm and a leg!

Here is a quick look at some of the other guys around Chicago.

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Mark Lawrence
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