9:53 AM CDT, April 16, 2013
In case you missed it, the cover of the Chicago Tribune Sports section Tuesday expressed support for the city of Boston in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon tragedy.
Under a heading that proclaimed, "We are Chicago Red Sox, Chicago Celtics, Chicago Bruins, Chicago Patriots, Chicago Revolution," the message offered a perspective on the games that pit fans and cities against each other but also bring them together.
"We are like you. We know that sports can be fun -- even in losing. Boy, do we know. We know that anybody who says it doesn't matter whether the Cubs or Sox are in the World Series so long as it's a Chicago team isn't truly a fan of either team. We know. But on Monday, we were reminded again how fragile it can all be. The explosions and injuries and death at a world-class sporting event such as the Boston Marathon make us heartsick. As much as it is anathema for a Chicago fan to root for any other town -- especially Beantown and all of its championships -- here we are.
"Hang in there, Boston."
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