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A Trophy For Cubs-Sox Champion

By Benjy Lipsman in News on Apr 26, 2010 4:40PM

2010_04_baseball_trophy.jpg We proposed long ago that the winner of the annual Cubs - White Sox series get to use Wrigley Field as their home park for the following season, do we really need a tangible marker to award the annual winner of crosstown battle? The two clubs today announced the creation of the BP Crosstown Cup that will go to the winning club each season. They'll even have a tie-breaker in the event of a 3-3 series tie: the winner of the final game takes home the hardware. Which is a pretty lame way to decide things if you ask us. What about something legit, like total runs scored or run differential?

The idea for a rivalry trophy clearly comes from college football where some odd trophies go to the victors. Northwestern and Illinois now play for the Land of Lincoln Trophy, which this past season replaced the decidedly less P.C. Sweet Sioux Tomahawk that dated back to 1945. When Iowa and Minnesota play, they're fighting over Floyd of Rosedale, a bronze pig, while Indiana and Purdue duke it out over an Old Oaken Bucket. With the actual trophy to be unveiled later this season, what will the BP Crosstown Cup look like? Will it have a replica of the Red Line circling its base? Couldn't it include a 3-D version of FourSquare's Celery Salt Badge? Maybe a bronze goat etched into the side? Or perhaps it'll just be a Styrofoam Wild Bean Cafe coffee cup fished out of a trashcan. The Sox fans on staff would like to point out we're just fine with the trophy we already have, but given how both teams started the year, maybe they do need something to make themselves feel better.