“Baseball opinions are like assholes… everybody’s got one and most of them stink.” — Harry Caray
Major League A*Holes is an irreverent look at baseball from a couple of opinionated pricks on opposite sides of Chicago. We focus on the Cubs and White Sox, but we also delve into the Tigers, Giants, and MLB in general when we feel like it.
Pete and I have been great friends for about 20 years now, but our sports affinities couldn’t be more opposed. I grew up in Michigan a huge Detroit Tiger fan (the 1984 Bless You Boys came around just in time for my 11th birthday) and have hated the White Sox since I first saw the 1981 Donruss Lamarr Hoyt card with the worst uniforms in the history of baseball (and uniforms). I moved to Chicago after college and naturally became a fan of the Cubs.
Pete, on the other hand, grew up on the South Side a die-hard Sox fan and is never hesitant to bring up the their 2005 World Series championship. He’s also been following the San Francisco Giants since he was a kid after playing on the Giants little league team for years. He also thought their logo was cool—that’s one thing I can’t disagree with him about.
The idea of having one blog from two shits with very different perspectives is to give a little broader view of the baseball landscape than you’d get out of a typical fan blog. But really, it’s just an excuse to take our ridiculous arguments to the next level and possibly entertain (or annoy) some people along the way.