This weekend’s cross-town series was already going to come with a great deal of hype: it’s Cubs/Sox, it’s the first interleague series of the year, that NATO business is happening, the Cubs’ Wrigley Funding fight is reaching a fevered pitch, and the Cubs are scuffling and looking for a rebound.

And then the Kerry Wood news came out.

If you didn’t already have a million reasons to watch this series, now you’ve got at least one. Kerry Wood is expected make an appearance in this series – at some point – and then retire. So watch. And discuss. And enjoy. Go Cubs.

Game Info

White Sox (18-21) at Chicago Cubs (15-23), 1:20pm CT on WGN.

Game Thread and Series Preview

The Game Thread lives here. You should participate in the madness. And, of course, for those who aren’t into message board-style game threads, please feel free to use the comments on this post for your in-game commentary/outbursts.



The Series Preview for this series lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Philip Humber (1-2, 5.77 ERA, 1 Perfect Game)

versus

Jeff Samardzija (4-1, 2.89 ERA, 9.3 K/9)

Chicago White Sox Lineup

1. Alejandro De Aza, CF

2. Gordon Beckham, 2B

3. Adam Dunn, LF

4. Paul Konerko, 1B

5. Alex Rios, RF

6. A.J. UglyButt, C

7. Alexei Ramirez, SS

8. Eduardo Escobar, 3B

9. Philip Humber, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. David DeJesus, RF

2. Tony Campana, CF

3. Starlin Castro, SS

4. Bryan LaHair, 1B

5. Alfonso Soriano, LF

6. Ian Stewart, 3B

7. Welington Castillo,C

8. Darwin Barney, 2B

9. Jeff Samardzija, P


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