Say what you will about Barstool Sports, but their writers are definitely bold. One of them, Dave Williams, decided to do something controversial before Game 3 of the American League Division Series between the Chicago White Socks and the Houston Astros. It appears to have backfired.

For the unfamiliar, Cusack is a native of Evanston, Illinois, just outside of Chicago proper. He grew up and remains to this day a fan of his hometown teams, particularly the Cubs and White Sox.

Williams, who goes by the moniker “White Sox Dave”, decided to stir up trouble outside of the stadium before the game. Unfortunately, he didn’t come prepared.

In a 70-second video recorded for Barstool Chicago, Williams confronted the actor aggressively. Williams said that Cusack was a bandwagon fan and shouldn’t be allowed to cheer for the White Sox. Cusack’s response was absolutely perfect.


The legendary Say Anything… star immediately broke into a verbal evisceration of Williams. He presented his fan bona fides and generally made a fool out of what was essentially journalistic assault.

Cusack quizzed the writer, flipping the script on his would-be gotcha moment. He asked, “Who was the first baseman in 1983?” Williams incorrectly guessed that it was Ron Kittle, who at the time did not even play first base.

The interrogation continued, with Williams repeatedly unable to correctly answer from the actor’s encyclopedic Chicago baseball knowledge. Cusack even took to Twitter to acknowledge his victory.

How epic was Cusack’s handling of this situation? What would you have done in his shoes? Let us know in the comments!

Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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