The Chicago White Sox are in the American League so it is time to check out a playoff game between two teams that they might need to play in the future.
The Chicago White Sox are obviously not in the playoffs but that does not mean that as baseball fans we should stop watching the sport. The MLB postseason is amazing and fans of all 30 teams should be tuned in to check it out. A great example is last night’s National League Wild Card Game. The Washington Nationals came back in the later innings and snatched victory from the hands of defeat from the Milwaukee Brewers.
We are hoping that the American League Wild Card Game between the Oakland Athletics and Tampa Bay Rays is something similar as far as entertainment. The potential for the excitement that comes with an elimination baseball game is reason enough to watch the game if you are a fan of baseball.
The thing with this game is featuring two American League teams. They are both teams that the White Sox could be competing with for Wild Card spots or in playoff rounds in the coming years. If the White Sox are going to be as good as they project to be, these are the types of teams that they are going to need to be ready for.
The Rays have an old friend on their team. Avisail Garcia was a good player for the White Sox and he had a good year for Tampa Bay. It wasn’t fun seeing him do so well for them when the White Sox could have used a good everyday right fielder this year. Hopefully, his first taste of the playoffs is good to him and he has some success.
The A’s have a couple of notable former White Sox as well. They have Josh Phegley and Marcus Semien on their team. They were both role players on some not so good White Sox teams but they have had a bit of success with the A’s. Semien, in particular, has had a really good season for the Athletics and now he will have a chance to advance to the ALDS.
There are plenty of reasons for Sox fans to watch this game. It is exciting, there are some former White Sox players involved, and it is an elimination game. Good luck to both teams, and hopefully they know that the White Sox are coming for them next year.