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Kris Bryant's Response to Dylan Covey Being Amped up for Cubs-White Sox is Straight up Disrespectful

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 14: Kris Bryant #17 of the Chicago Cubs is  congratulated in the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the third inning of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on June 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
Jayne Kamin-Oncea

The rivalry between Major League Baseball's two Chicago clubs, well, hasn't really been much of a rivalry for quite some time.

The White Sox have been in the midst of a rebuild -- that's beginning to take shape, mind you -- but the Cubs have been labeled World Series contenders for the better part of four seasons.

And in case you didn't believe that the Windy City strife was anything but relevant to the Cubbies, conflicting quotes made by White Sox pitcher Dylan Covey and Cubs star Kris Bryant will surely do the trick.

Bryant and Covey roomed together for three seasons at the University of San Diego, but even their friendship wasn't enough to get the former NL MVP up and riled for the series that starts on Tuesday at Wrigley Field.

“I love Dylan,” Bryant said as he geared up for Friday's game against the Dodgers. “I didn’t even know we play them next week. I just focus on what we’ve got today. Now I know. That’s funny.”

Funny. Humiliating. Downright disrespectful. Whatever you want to call it.

These quotes just prove that the Cubs don't give a hoot about playing their crosstown rival. And why should they when teams like the Dodgers, Brewers, Braves, and Phillies potentially standing in their way of capturing a National League pennant?

To say that Joe Maddon's men are posted up rent free in the heads of White Sox players wouldn't even begin to describe the predicament.