The Chicago White Sox would have had their Opening Day today at Guaranteed Rate Field but even though it isn’t happening there are reasons to smile.
The Chicago White Sox would have been playing baseball today if a global pandemic didn’t cause Major League Baseball to shut down. They hope that this pause is temporary but there is no way to be sure when the next time we will get to see some baseball. Today’s game would have been at Guaranteed Rate Field between the White Sox and the Kansas City Royals.
You can probably assume that Lucas Giolito would have been the starting pitcher for this game. He was incredible for the White Sox in 2019 and 2020 could be the year where he really turns it on even more. That is still a firm possibility if they do in fact play in 2020. Giolito has a lot to be excited about as far as his career and fans should be as excited to watch him.
The thing that was the most anticipated before the pause was the MLB debut of Luis Robert. He is the White Sox top prospect and the number three prospect in all of baseball. He is projected to join the likes of Yoan Moncada, Eloy Jimenez, and Tim Anderson as the prospect that comes in and makes an impact for a long time. It might be hard to imagine, but there are people out there who believe that he is the best of them all.
So without Opening Day starting on time, it is easy to get upset or angry with the world but don’t give up. Everyone should be taking care of each other during these trying times and know that baseball will eventually be back. When it does come back, the White Sox are going to be so much better than the last time they took the field in a regular-season game. Everyone should smile on what would have been Opening Day because it is just a reminder that baseball exists and will be back eventually.