Chicago White Sox Morning BP (4/4): ‘On the Road Again’
Mar 12, 2014; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura (23) looks on from the dugout during a spring training game against the San Francisco Giants at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
The first series of the season is completed, and now it is time for the Chicago White Sox to hit the road for their first series away from US Cellular Field of the season this weekend.
Chicago’s destination is Kansas City where they will will have three-game series with the Kansas City Royals. From there the White Sox will travel to Colorado to take on the Colorado Rockies (Monday-Wednesday), before returning home next Thursday.
Before we get too far into the upcoming series with the Royals, which starts at 3:10 p.m. CT today, lets take a quick look back at what was the first series of the season, where the “Good Guys” took two of three from the Minnesota Twins.
The best way to describe the opening series of the 2014 season … it was more good than bad. If nothing else, this team showed it should be more exciting than the product that was put on the field last season. That is a win right there.
I’m actually excited to watch this team play every day, mostly because they actually brought some energy to the field for the first time in a very long time, and that my friends was refreshing to watch.
It will be very interesting to see what the team does for an encore in their first road series of the ’14 season against a better opponent in the Royals.
In other White Sox news:
• ESPN’s Doug Padilla wrote about how the White Sox won’t rush into bullpen changes. The article quoted manager Robin Ventura as saying:
"“If you look around the league, there’s been a lot of stuff happening with bullpens, so I’m not going to sit here and overreact to it.”"
True, but if the same problems still exist for the next couple weeks will they decide to make a change? How long of a “sample size” does the organization need before they completely make up their mind with the bullpen?
• Here is a cool series of articles from SB Nation on the White Sox-Giants 1913-14 World Tour.
• Here is an article on Pete Rose Jr. from Sports Illustrated and how he’s still chasing his big league dream. Rose Jr. is the manager of the Kannapolis Intimidators, a Single-A White Sox minor league affiliate.
• CSN Chicago reported Nate Jones‘ gluteal strain returned on Thursday vs. Minnesota.
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