Watching the N.L. Wild Card Game as Chicago White Sox fans
The Chicago White Sox are not going to the playoffs but as baseball fans, there are always things to watch for when the postseason begins.
The Chicago White Sox are going to be spectators for the 2019 MLB postseason. They are hoping that this is the last time that this is the case for the foreseeable future but for now, as baseball fans, we are just going to have to watch the teams that did qualify. The playoff season begins tonight as the National League Wild Card Game happens between the Washington Nationals and the Milwaukee Brewers. There are plenty of things to think about when watching this game.
The Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago White Sox fan bases share a bond that is hard to recreate. They both are major rivals with the Chicago Cubs for different reasons. They bond over their rivalry and when they are not playing against one another, find themselves rooting for each other. They are also the team that made the climb into the playoffs without their best player in Christian Yelich. They caught the Cubs for the final spot in the NL playoff race and are going in with some momentum.
The Washington Nationals are also a fun team to watch as baseball fans. They were coming into the season with mixed expectations as the face of their franchise, Bryce Harper, left them in free agency for the Philadelphia Phillies. Now, the Nats are in and the Phillies are out. It is a fun underdog story seeing the Nationals in the dance and that alone is a reason to see how they do.
There are some former White Sox players in this game that are going to get a taste of playoff action as well. The Nationals have Adam Eaton, who the White Sox sent there via trade for Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez. It was a strong trade for the White Sox in the beginning part of their rebuild. The Brewers have Tyler Saladino and Matt Albers, who both spent some time with the White Sox. Eaton was the best player of the three for the White Sox but they were all good at different times and it is cool to see them enjoy some success.
Baseball fans never stop watching baseball, no matter who is involved. This is going to be a fantastic duel between these two great teams and White Sox fans should watch to get excited about what they might get to experience in the coming years.