The White Sox have as good a reason as any team in baseball to carry forth into the uncharted territory of the 2020 season with optimism.
To be a Chicagoan devoted to the sport of baseball, a star of a heralded little league program, a heralded high school and to use that experience to be a first-round draft pick of the Cubs presents a kind of destined scenario.
Playing as they did managed to uphold the sanctity (whether earned or not) of baseball while also making a statement supporting the argument that things aren’t right and they won’t be for the time being.
Ozzie Guillen and his sons Oney and Ozzie Jr. headlined a special live event put on by La Vida Baseball and hosted at Simone’s Bar in Pilsen.
Cubs fans were sold the promise of a continually open championship window, yet they’ve been shut out of true contention for the past three seasons, trending down and staring in the face of a cultural reshape.
Don’t run from your feelings, Chicago sports fans, but maybe dig a little deeper or maybe do some exploring for other sports experiences near-by that could lift one’s spirits.
Surely, the Cubs won’t find someone who can match the working class sage wisdom of Maddon, but should Theo Epstein find the right guy, then he will extend a precious window of contention.
Should the Sox hang up any more banners in the near future, there’s a good chance that team will feature much of the talent that established themselves in 2019.
As a baseball fan with an older mentality, Williams is a person that likes players that let their games do the talking and do the little things that may not appear in the box chart.
As a public face in the battle against Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Williams faces many realities and struggles he’s dealt with in his life, dating back to his time as a professional baseball player.