Chicago White Sox spring training is not delayed just yet

Mar 9, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Chicago White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech against the San Diego Padres during a Spring Training game at Camelback Ranch Glendale. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 9, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Chicago White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech against the San Diego Padres during a Spring Training game at Camelback Ranch Glendale. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
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Even though it still seems bleak, spring training is still on. Rob Manfred was supposed to announce its delay on Thursday but it never happened. As of right now, the Chicago White Sox returning is still very much on the schedule.

Manfred also sounded optimistic that there will be a way to play the regular season schedule as is. That is good news but it is also news to take with a grain of salt at the current time. There are going to be more negotiations taking place on Saturday so we will see what comes of that. They can’t play without a labor agreement in place.

To be honest, both sides would be smart to figure it out. Most people side with the players which they should because we know how shady owners can be. However, both sides do need to realize the importance of playing every game for their fans.

The lockout ending is also incredibly important for the Chicago White Sox. There are still some holes to fill with a lot of free agents still out there. The Sox need to take advantage so they can continue to own the American League Central Division.

The Chicago White Sox desperately needs spring training to happen soon.

It isn’t even just about winning the division either. This team wants to take that next step towards winning the World Series. Getting this thing underway will do wonders for that goal. They want to get their roster as strong as they can and as conditioned as they can.

Players can’t even work with coaches or doctors which has to be really hard. Someone like Michael Kopech, who is likely to move back to the starting rotation in 2022, can’t work with Ethan Katz at one of the most pivitol points in his career so far. This needs to end and it needs to end soon.

As mentioned before, it is nice that spring training hasn’t been delayed yet. That means that they aren’t jumping to any early conclusions right now. If they have to miss two or three weeks nobody is actually going to cry over it but they really shouldn’t lose much more than that.

Baseball is so cool and more people need to know it. They have no chance of growing the game with sports like football, basketball, and hockey going strong if they don’t play the games. We can only hope that this means we will have spring ball in the not-so-distant future.

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