Time to enjoy MLB’s Opening Night as a Chicago White Sox fan

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The MLB’s Opening Night is here and there are reasons to watch as Chicago White Sox fans.

The COVID-19 health crisis has caused Americans to miss baseball for a very long time. Spring Training was well underway back in March before the pandemic hit and it came to a sudden pause. Well, the virus is still out there and it is still fierce. We need to keep wearing our masks and stay socially distanced but we are going to be able to do all of that while watching some baseball. As Chicago White Sox fans, we can sit back and enjoy watching some other teams bring sports back.

The White Sox are a very young team. That is why they might be wise to take a look at some other teams around the league. Three of the four teams playing tonight are legit World Series contenders. The New York Yankees are going to play the Washington Nationals to open the season. That is followed by a game between the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Yankees and Nationals is a matchup of two top-five pitchers as Gerrit Cole will face Max Scherzer. Then the late game will be Johnny Cueto vs Clayton Kershaw. All four of these guys have had tremendous success. Kershaw and Scherzer have each won multiple Cy Youngs. Cole and Cueto each have a second-place finish for the award. If I’m Lucas Giolito, Dylan Cease, or Reynaldo Lopez right now, I am for sure watching these guys play tonight.

There are also plenty of offensive stars to watch in these two games as well. With players like Aaron Judge, Cody Bellinger, Mookie Betts, and Juan Soto playing, there is sure to be some fireworks. It is definitely a fun way to break in the new year of baseball as we try to put our best feet forward and complete this thing safely. As White Sox fans, we are hoping that Yoan Moncada, Luis Robert, and Eloy Jimenez are in that conversation one day.

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Baseball is a great way to try and heal this country after a very tough 133-day span without any of the four major sports. There are going to be no fans in the stands which is tough and there are some extra precautions to take because of the virus but hopefully, everyone is able to be smart and safe to get this thing done. For the first time this season, it is time to play some ball!