Chicago White Sox: Reacting to Jeff Passan’s report

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The Chicago White Sox and their fans just want baseball back. Everyone’s health is the most important thing but having baseball back would really be nice.

The Chicago White Sox have continued to stay at home through the coronavirus pandemic. It has been tough times but hopeful reports continue to come out across the baseball world. Even in the political world, a bit of hope was given to White Sox fans when Mayor Lori Lightfoot said that there is a possibility that baseball is played at Guaranteed Rate Field and Wrigley Field, even if there are no fans in attendance.

Well, ESPN’s baseball insider, Jeff Passan, has given the baseball world a bit of hope too. He put out some content on Monday morning that should give people a bit of hope about baseball being played at some point. If there is in fact baseball in 2020, that would be amazing but the details are still being worked out, according to Passan’s story.

The biggest things to sort out for the MLB and the MLBPA, are extremely important as largely indicated in Passan’s piece. Health for everyone involved, money, and time are the three biggest pillars of all of this. Time is the hardest of those things to explain. With health, they need to make sure that COVID-19 is under control under their playing conditions. With money, a lot of revenue is already lost so players and staff getting paid and how much needs to be decided.

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For the time aspect, there are many things to consider. How many games are they going to play? Where are the games going to be played? How are the playoffs going to work? Does this affect next season? All of these things are decisions that need to be made ahead of baseball actually being played. As positive as this story is, it also details that there is a lot more work to be done in order for baseball to return to the diamond. The White Sox are one of those teams that need baseball back as soon as possible.