While we sit here twiddling our thumbs, waiting to see if Rick Hahn has any wheelings and dealings in store, there are a few things that we know are coming. Perhaps most importantly: Spring Training. The fine folks at the MLB and the Chicago White Sox have also taken some of the guesswork out of it as the 2013 schedule has been released.
Action starts about a week earlier than we’re used to seeing, due in part to the World Baseball Classic taking place this season causing head to head action to begin in February. Competition begins against the Dodgers, of course, as each team will play home and away in their first two games at Camelback Stadium, which they share, on February 23 & 24.
The White Sox will take on Team USA in Glendale on March 5th and there will be no Sox/Cubs overkill this season, even in spring; the teams will only face off twice in the 2013 exhibition season. A major highlight for fans of Major League ballparks are the two games the Sox will finish off their spring with at Miller Park in Milwaukee. If you haven’t had the opportunity to make it to Miller Park yet March 29 and 30 are as good a time as any to make the short trip. Added bonus: if the weather is still cold, the roof will be closed.
It’s not “almost here,” but any news of Spring Training means it’s that much closer. It’ll have to do for now.