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Vote: 'Go Cubs Go' vs. fireworks

April 25, 2012

The setup: Even though victories for the Cubs and White Sox this season might be few and far between, it's always fun to celebrate in a unique way. North Side fans have their way, and South Side die-hards have theirs.

So which is the better postgame tradition: Singing "Go Cubs Go" at Wrigley or the fireworks at the Cell?

SINGING

OK, fine. I will concede that "Go Cubs Go" is a dorky song. It's no "Seven Nation Army," that's for sure. But after nine innings, four beers and two hot dogs, there's nothing finer than engaging in a rousing sing-along with 40,000 of your closest friends, the breeze off Lake Michigan sweeping up into the bleachers as you wait for the stadium to empty. Fireworks are exciting—when you're a kid or it's the Fourth of July—but how often do you get to drunkenly belt out a tune at the top of your lungs? I rest my case.

—Georgia Garvey (ggarvey@tribune.com | @gcgarvey)

FIREWORKS

Fireworks don't sing off-key. Fireworks won't accidentally slosh beer all over you during the last few overenthusiastic notes. The White Sox tradition of celebrating a win with fireworks is the superior tradition, no question. While you might be able to hear the melody of "Go, Cubs, Go!" a block away from Wrigley, you can hear the booming sound of pyrotechnics for a mile around the Cell. It's like the Fourth of July every time the Sox secure a victory!

—Lisa Arnett (lmarnett@tribune.com | @redeyeeats)


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