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South Side Sox Reacts: Early surprises

Fans hadn’t shown any confidence in the Cubs, but were still shocked they got swept

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Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in White Sox fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts.

The MLB playoffs have been a wild rush of games so far. But fans are still absorbing as much baseball as possible.

In the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey asked Monday before the start of play, fans were asked to pick a winner from each of the LCS series. Those fans picked the Oakland Athletics, Tampa Bay Rays, Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta to advance. And it was Atlanta that earned the highest percentage of the fan vote, topping 75%.

Additionally, fans were asked what they were most surprised by from the Wild Card round. Just more than 40% of those who responded were most surprised by the Miami Marlins sweep of the Chicago Cubs. Atlanta then swept Miami, so how lousy does that make the Cubs?

Finally, after their Wild Card loss at the hands of the Athletics, confidence among Chicago White Sox fans took a small hit. This week, the percentage of fans confident the team is headed in the right direction dropped slightly, to 81%.

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