The Chicago White Sox are officially back as of today. We have been watching them for a couple of weeks now as pitchers and catchers reported and then the position players started to trickle in. It has made these brisk cold days feel all warm and fuzzy as baseball is on the cusp of coming back. They are playing their first exhibition game of the spring later today against the Milwaukee Brewers at Camelback Ranch.
This game against the Brewers will be at 2:05 central time on NBC Sports Chicago. It is nice that the first game of the spring is going to be on television for fans to watch. It is an important step for what promises to be a very good season.
We don’t know for sure what type of lineup the White Sox or Brewers are going to throw out there but you should see some notable players on each side. It is probably going to be a game that each team takes a look at some of the question marks that they have. For the White Sox, figuring those question marks out could be the difference in a World Series run.
The result of this game certainly doesn’t matter but it would be nice to see the players that are keys to this organization’s success have good games. It isn’t all going to click right away and that needs to be taken into consideration as well.
Based on what we have seen so far from spring training, there are many players who look really good so far. We have heard a lot about how Tony La Russa has gotten this team to buy in along with Ethan Katz working with the pitchers. We should start to see some of that come to the forefront early in the exhibition season.
This team is loaded with talent in all areas. It is the first time that they are going in with actual expectations. The players there also believe in themselves which is very good to hear. You even heard Tim Anderson call them the best team in the American League (that is putting it cleanly). If everyone carries their weight, they certainly can be and it all starts today in Arizona.