In just four short days, the Chicago White Sox begin the 2016 season when pitchers, and catchers report to spring training on February 19 in Glendale, Arizona. The Major League Baseball season is long, and we have spent what seems like an even longer time this offseason analyzing, predicting, and wishing our ways into a new campaign. So to help digest the six month long regular season schedule, I’m going to go over, in the order in which they are played, the top six series’ to watch in 2016, whether in person at U.S. Cellular Field or on the T.V.
White Sox vs. Oakland Athletics / April 4 – 7 / O.Co Coliseum Oakland, California
The Chicago White Sox, and the Oakland Athletics open their respective 2016 seasons on April 4 in Oakland, and will play a four game season in the bay area before the White Sox head home to take on the Cleveland Indians on April 8. The day that baseball fans regardless of rooting loyalty look forward to all winter long. The last time the White Sox opened the season in Oakland since 1975. The White Sox have historically played poorly in Oakland as long as i have been alive, but it will be a nice change to see a White Sox season opener with the players not donning hoods over there faces, and seeing their breath coming from their face in the frigid mid-west spring time air. Opening on the west coast may actually work to the White Sox advantage by allowing the hitters to hit in warm weather and get the offense going right out of the gates.