The Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs could be in for some games in empty baseball stadiums, in the eyes of Chicago’s mayor.
The Chicago White Sox were about to get a very high-hope filled season going before the coronavirus did what it did to our world. We have seen all four major sports leagues effected. The National Hockey League and National Basketball Association paused with a few weeks left in their seasons. The National Football League had to do its draft and free agency from home, and Major League Baseball’s season is on a delay from starting.
Well, if baseball came back at any point it would do a lot of good for a lot of people. Chicago’s mayor, Lori Lightfoot, believes that baseball being played in empty Chicago baseball stadiums is a possibility. She is a die-hard White Sox fan that is also a season ticket holder at Guaranteed Rate Field so she probably wants her Sox to return just as bad as we do.
She believes that this season could get going in an empty stadium which could be a good sign. She may have little to do with any baseball decision making but her being optimistic about it is certainly being pessimistic about it. This could be something that puts baseball fans in a good mood. If she is okay with Guaranteed Rate Field and Wrigley Field hosting games in 2020, that would be okay with us at this point.
There are also many different ideas floating around that might lead to the season coming back in remote locations. That would mean that baseball is not played but not in Chicago. There are plenty of other cities in the United States and Canada that have a far less amount of coronavirus cases that could allow them to play with less worry.
No matter what happens, on the baseball side of things, the White Sox need to make sure they get off to a good start whenever it does come back. In a season like this, it is important that they hit their stride early. If baseball comes back, it would certainly be fun and make this all so much easier.