Chicago White Sox: We have finally reached October baseball

CLEVELAND - SEPTEMBER 23: Tim Anderson, Gavin Sheets and Andre Vaughn (L to R) of the Chicago White Sox celebrate clinching the American League Central title following the second game of a doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians on September 23, 2021 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. The White Sox clinched the American League Central title by wining the first game of the doubleheader. (Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND - SEPTEMBER 23: Tim Anderson, Gavin Sheets and Andre Vaughn (L to R) of the Chicago White Sox celebrate clinching the American League Central title following the second game of a doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians on September 23, 2021 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. The White Sox clinched the American League Central title by wining the first game of the doubleheader. (Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images) /
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We made it, Chicago White Sox fans. It is finally October. Normally, that means that playoff baseball is starting now but there is actually one more regular-season series to get over before we reach the playoffs. With three games left to play, the White Sox have a 91-68 record and are already crowned as the American League Central Division champions.

The postseason is going to be so much fun to watch as we hope that the White Sox are able to make a deep run. They are going to play the Houston Astros, the champion of the American League West in the first round. It is going to be a highly contested series between two very good teams.

Before we get there, the White Sox have to play the pesky Detroit Tigers. It is a three-game series to close out the regular season at Guaranteed Rate Field. The White Sox are trying to end their season on a high not so they can stay hot heading into the postseason. The Tigers are trying to work towards being a very good team in 2022, which they just might be.

However, there is one thing to be worried about. Jose Abreu was beaned earlier this week by the Detroit Tigers in a makeup game. He didn’t like it because he has been hit north of 20 times this season so it led to a benches-clearing incident.

We can only hope that neither team decides to retaliate in this final series. The White Sox don’t need anyone getting hurt right before a big playoff series. Tim Anderson already has a three-game regular-season suspension but he is appealing. Depending on the result of the appeal, he may miss some games going into 2022.

October baseball is on the mind of all Chicago White Sox fans as we are finally there.

Right now, the White Sox main focus needs to be the reason that October is special. That is postseason baseball. This is the first time in franchise history that they are going to the postseason for the second year in a row. They have a legit chance to be the American League Champion and that needs to be the focus.

White Sox fans have been waiting a long time to attend a postseason game. 2008 is the last time that we had a chance to do so as they didn’t have fans in 2020 which was their first playoff appearance since 2008. Seeing the calendar flip to October means that we are so close to that moment. Hopefully, this month starts with expectations and ends with them being fulfilled.

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