And that's British Petroleum, right?
Then how, pray tell, could we have missed the chance to have some drama Wednesday night at U.S. Cellular Field?
The Cup should have been up for grabs to the winner of the sixth and final City Series game, not resting comfortably behind the front desk of the stadium lobby. The White Sox secured it a month ago, with their sweep at Wrigley Field, the ruling being that it was theirs because the worst they could do was a 3-3 split of the six games, and in that case it stays with the defending champ.
Huh? Why not have splits decided the way they are in the UEFA Champions League? They use aggregate goals to determine home-and-away playoff series.
In this case, we're talking aggregate runs. And going into the Randy Wells-Gavin Floyd matchup, that stood dead even at 20-20.
Imagine the drama.
The winner of the game would win the Cup, which is only as it should be.
So, Dale Sveum, were the Cubs cheated out of their rightful chance to win the Cup?
That was the first question put to Sveum on Wednesday afternoon, and his eyes turned all glassy.
"I don't even know what you're talking about,'' he said. "I don't even know how that works. Winning tonight will be fine.''
But he didn't. After Gavin Floyd pitched around David DeJesus' leadoff double in the third, the White Sox crushed the Cubs 7-0.
And Sveum was steamed — or at least Alejandro De Aza thought so.
After Manny Corpas hit De Aza with his first pitch in the eighth inning, the little center fielder stood for a long time at home plate, refusing to walk to first base. Once he did, umpire Bill Miller entered into a curious exchange with the Cubs' bench.
De Aza said afterward he believed Corpas drilled him intentionally, acting on orders from Sveum or someone else.
"Me and the pitcher are cool, we're friends,'' De Aza said. "… I think they told him to hit the first guy.''
De Aza said he didn't do anything during the game that would have created such a response. I asked him if there was anything his team did.
"Maybe,'' De Aza said. "Maybe there was something in the game. Honestly, I don't know.''