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.
Walton’s endless (and sometimes confusing) brand of optimism could be the last ingredient to make this current era of White Sox ball transcend all others before it.
Among a good amount of young talented players starting to develop for the South Siders, Anderson more than holds his own as an attention-getter.
Baseball is a game steeped in tradition, which is a nice way of saying outdated…the unwritten rules of baseball are part of this tradition, and thus, take much too long to change.
It turns out the wait for Manny Machado was not worth it, not for the Chicago White Sox or the Sox’s increasingly disillusioned fans.
In a mere 27 outs the fourth straight run for a title in an unprecedented run of success for the once-saddest franchise in Major League Baseball could be the kind of run we were all so used to prior to 2015.
As the focus on this team turns more towards the painfully immediate — and we have to measure up how the Cubs will navigate the NL playoffs to possibly make what would be an impossibly soon second World Series appearance in three years — we should maybe examine some of the more visible scars left on this team from its tough fight through the spring and summer.