As a kid growing up on Chicago's South Side in the 1950s, I loved baseball. But most blacks then didn't love the Chicago Cubs. There were two reasons for that. The Cubs played at Wrigley Field on Chicago's North Side, and blacks almost literally took their lives in their hands walking or driving though the lily-white, rabidly hostile neighborhoods around the ballpark. The other was that most blacks then lived on Chicago's South Side. They adored the Chicago White Sox, who played at Comiskey Park on the South Side.