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Painful Season With Cubs, Sox Both Under .500
CHICAGO (AP) -- Ozzie Guillen's kidney stone just might be the perfect metaphor for this baseball season in Chicago.

The White Sox and Cubs are set to open a three-game series at U.S. Cellular Field on Monday, and it's safe to say this has been an unpleasant year for both teams.

Guillen's kidney stone on Sunday in Arizona was just another painful moment in a season that has left fans on both sides of town wincing.

Claiming they were "All In" after signing slugger Adam Dunn and re-signing Paul Konerko, the White Sox still rank among the AL's biggest disappointments at 35-38. They can blame that on an 11-22 start, but at least they're back in contention in the Central division.

The Cubs (29-41) still have a long way to go, even if they've shown some promise of late.

It's never dull when these crosstown rivals get together.

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