Chicago White Sox: The 2020 schedule is a bit different
The Chicago White Sox and the rest of Major League Baseball have all released the schedule for the 2020 season and it is strange.
The Chicago White Sox have their 2020 schedule out there. They along with the rest of the MLB released it on Monday and there are some notable things on it. It is a bit strange compared to the schedules of the past for a few different reasons. The only thing that truly matters though, is that the White Sox plan to be winning most of the games on this slate, so let’s dive into them.
The first wrinkle in the schedule is how early it starts. Opening day is on Thursday, March 26th vs the Kansas City Royals at Guaranteed Rate Field. It is the earliest season opener in franchise and Major League history, excluding international games. The thing is, it is still likely going to be pretty cold outside in Chicago in late March. Don’t be surprised if a bit of snow or subpar temperatures cause a few of these games to get postponed.
This is a pretty neat schedule at some points as well, as they are going to host the Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado Rockies at Guaranteed Rate Field and neither of those teams have come to visit the Sox in multiple years. The Rockies are only making their second-ever appearance at the field and the first since 2008. The White Sox are welcoming the Dodgers for only the fifth time ever. In addition to that, they are making their first visit to San Francisco since 2014 and only their second ever visit to San Diego (2005). This is a really exciting interleague schedule for them.
The Crosstown Series vs the Chicago Cubs has two sets of two, one set at Wrigley Field and one at Guaranteed Rate Field. They will be on the South Side on July 7th and 8th and on the North Side on July 20th and 21st. That series is always a lot of fun for fans and hopefully, the White Sox can get the Crosstown Cup to the right side of town.
On Thursday, August 13th, the White Sox are going to host the New York Yankees in MLB’s “Field of Dreams” game in Dyersville, Iowa. The sight of the 1989 baseball movie will have an 8000 seat stadium built to model Old Comiskey Park which was the home of the White Sox from 1910-1990. It is the highlight of the regular season and all fans should be excited. Both teams will be off the next day and then conclude the three-game series on Saturday and Sunday at Guaranteed Rate Field.
2020 has a lot of promise for the Chicago White Sox and fans should be expecting them to be even more improved. They will have the likes of Michael Kopech and Carlos Rodon back from injury and prospects like Luis Robert and Nick Madrigal should be up full time. It is a season that should see them take the next step towards sustained success.