The Chicago White Sox are trying to become one of the more popular teams in Major League Baseball. There are times when they operate like a middle-class team but they are clearly an organization that can take advantage of being a big market team.
We saw the success that they and the New York Yankees had at the Field of Dreams on Fox. It was the most-watched regular-season game that Major League Baseball has had since 2005. They took a risk and it paid off well for everyone involved.
Over the weekend, we saw another National Football League playoff game played on the popular kid’s channel, Nickelodeon. The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Dallas Cowboys to advance to the second round of the playoffs.
This is the second year in a row that the NFL did this as our hometown Chicago Bears played in the Nickelodeon Game last year. They were defeated by the New Orleans Saints but the game was still really cool as it helps young kids get more into sports.
Seeing the Chicago White Sox on Nickelodeon would be really cool for kids.
Of course, teaching kids about sports is always good. It is healthy to play as many sports (especially as a kid) as you can because it teaches you skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship while keeping your body active. It isn’t for everyone obviously but sports are certainly a good extracurricular activity to consider.
Major League Baseball should get in on this. The White Sox playing on Nickelodeon would be so cool for all fans involved. If they played someone like the Chicago Cubs or Los Angeles Dodgers on there, a lot of attention would be drawn to the channel which is good for both sides.
They incorporated some really fun kid-friendly graphics on the NFL version and had virtual slime all over the place. That could absolutely work in baseball if they really wanted it to. Every time a ball is hit there could be some sort of slime where it lands. There could also be some fun graphics for home runs or big defensive plays.
If something this cool were to happen, a lot of people would be excited about it. The people who don’t want to watch the Nickelodeon version could still have their normal version on another platform and be just fine.
This would be so cool to see, especially if it involved our White Sox. They have the perfect personalities for this type of event. Guys like Tim Anderson and Eloy Jimenez would be perfect for trying to get kids to play baseball. It is very fun to think about.