The Chicago White Sox may or may not get their season done on time. The previously set deadline to get a season started on time was February 28th which has now come and gone. We are into March but the season has not been delayed.
Urgency always helps in these situations and it did on Monday. Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association met all day, all night, and well into the morning trying to collectively bargain a new agreement.
They discussed things like rules, money, and other things over the course of the day. It didn’t seem like it was going to go well at first but things started to pick up steam during the evening and into the night. It was starting to sound like we might have a deal by the time the night was over.
They made the decision to call it a night well into the early morning hours while extending the deadline to 5 PM on Tuesday. It would be a March miracle for this thing to get done and make sure there is an MLB season in 2022.
The 2022 Chicago White Sox have a chance to be a really good baseball team.
For the White Sox, this has a chance to be an outstanding year. Once the lockout is over, there will be a trade and free-agent frenzy as teams try to gear up for the season. The White Sox will surely try to be one of those teams improving their roster.
We can only hope that they figure out second base, right field, and some more pitching before that comes but it will be nice to just have baseball back. That didn’t feel possible a week ago which is remarkable.
March is normally a month to get excited about the upcoming baseball season but if they come to an agreement on Tuesday, we will be able to say that they are starting the season this month. The White Sox will take on the Minnesota Twins on March 31st if the labor dispute is settled by 5 PM ET.
This is one of the most exciting teams in Chicago White Sox history. They have stars at almost every position so everyone should want to see them in action. Hopefully, this actually happens and we get baseball started on time. We need this game badly.