For Cubs, Sox, the defense never rests

CHICAGO -- I’m not sure what they’re doing for fun this weekend in New York and Ohio during the New York YankeesNew York Mets and Cleveland IndiansCincinnati Reds series. My guess is that playing meaningful baseball games passes adequately for entertainment.

Here in Chicago, where the weathermen had about as solid a performance on Friday as Randy Wells, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen chided the local media for being “boring”; Cubs manager Mike Quade actually bristled temporarily; and Carlos Zambrano and Juan Pierre demonstrated firsthand that playing in Chicago is the equivalent of suiting up against the lions in ancient Rome.

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