Chicago White Sox: 2022 schedule has some interesting matchups
Major League Baseball dropped thier entire schedule for the 2022 season on Thursday sort of unexpectedly. The Chicago White Sox has some very interesting things about their schedule that should excite their fans. It very well could be a lot like this 2021 season where they are having a tremendous amount of success.
It is always interesting that MLB releases the schedule during the year but it has been that way for a long time. There are still a few things to be taken care of this year but the White Sox hope they play this 2022 schedule as the defending World Series champions.
They will be opening their season on March 31st at home against the Minnesota Twins. It will surely be fun to see the White Sox open the season against one of their biggest rivals. They will then play each of their division rivals at least once in the month of April with series against the Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays, and Los Angeles Angels in there.
Unfortunately, the Crosstown Classic will only be a four-game series next year instead of a six-game series. They will play two games at Wrigley Field in early May and two games at Guaranteed Rate Field in late May. It is somewhat of a downer that they will have that over with before they even get to June. The games at Wrigley are weekday games too which is less than ideal. The one positive is that the two home games against the Cubs are on the weekend.
The Chicago White Sox are going to have some fun matchups during the 2022 season.
The interleague schedule outside of the Cubs is going to be against the National League West Division. They will finally get a chance to play against teams like the San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, Colorado Rockies, and Arizona Diamondbacks. That was supposed to be the opponent list before COVID-19 wiped out the normal 2020 schedule. The cool thing is that the White Sox will close out the 2022 regular season in San Diego.
The All-Star Game will be on July 19th which is a week later than normal. It will take place at Dodger Stadium which is very exciting for baseball fans. Hopefully, there are a lot of White Sox players participating like there were in 2021.
As mentioned before, it is hard to look forward to 2022 when this season is going so well. The White Sox have a 9.5 game lead in the division and serious World Series aspirations. Next year is going to be great too but there is unfinished business here.