The Chicago White Sox are getting some love from ESPN already for 2021.
Most Chicago White Sox fans know that they are the forgotten team for the most part. For now, they live in the shadows of the Chicago Cubs but that is all going to change soon. They are the better baseball team right now in every way. In short order, the world outside of Chicago is going to take note of that fact as they start to win a lot more baseball games. It already started in 2020 as they were one of the best teams in the American League.
As you can see, even ESPN is starting to take notice of the White Sox. They were a flawed team in 2020 but they were very exciting to watch. That is why they will be the first game that ESPN uses as Sunday Night Baseball in 2021. On April 4th, the White Sox will play the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California.
That should be a game that is entertaining all around. It is the White Sox fourth game of the season so it could even be the return of Michael Kopech. No matter who is on the mound, however, it should be exciting. There are a lot of great players that will be participating in this game on both sides.
The offensive stars on each team are as good as it gets in baseball. For the White Sox, the game will be highlighted by studs like Eloy Jimenez, Jose Abreu, and Luis Robert amongst others. Of course, the Angels have Mike Trout who is one of the greatest players who ever lived and currently the best player on Earth. It should be fun to watch these two teams go at it on national television.
This will be the first time of the 2021 season that the White Sox will be used for Sunday Night Baseball. Most of the time, ESPN uses teams that will draw eyes so they clearly see the White Sox as an entertaining team right now. Hopefully, it is the first of many because that would mean that the White Sox are doing something right.