The Chicago White Sox are used to having pitchers and catchers report just a few weeks following the Super Bowl. It is a shame that it won’t be the case this year because Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association can’t find labor peace.
It could last a very long time or it could end after their next meeting. It is one of those things that could be so close or so far. With the Super Bowl over following a tremendous NFL season, there is no baseball in sight.
At least Super Bowl LVI was a tremendous game. The Los Angeles Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals by a final score of 23-20. Both Matthew Stafford and Joe Burrow should be proud of the way that they played during the postseason and in the Super Bowl. It was truly a treat to watch.
One player that deserves some extra props, even from baseball fans, is Aaron Donald. He is going to go down as one of the greatest players in the history of the NFL. He made the game-winning play to force a turnover on downs and win the Rams the Super Bowl.
There might even be a thing or two that the White Sox can learn from the Super Bowl. Like the Bengals, the White Sox have been great at building through young talent. There there are the Rams who have done an amazing job surrounding their talent with even more talent via trades and free agency.
The Chicago White Sox need to learn a thing or two from the Super Bowl teams.
The White Sox could try to do some of that themselves. They kind of have already with additions like Yasmani Grandal, Dallas Keuchel, and Lance Lynn over the years via trade or free agency. They clearly need more though because being that last team standing is very hard.
Hopefully, now that the NFL season is over, the MLB and MLBPA will work even better towards getting this deal done. Baseball is really starting to gain some steam in terms of popularity and they really can’t risk losing fans over this stuff. Even if spring training is delayed by a week or two, they could still get all 162 games which are paramount for the league.