The Chicago White Sox are our team. We love supporting them and everything that they do. Unfortunately, they play in an extremely dysfunctional league known as Major League Baseball. They can’t ever get out of their own way and now we fans are paying the price.
Because of the league-imposed lockout, we have had minimal baseball to talk about since it became a thing in early December. Now, because of the fact that they didn’t meet their league-imposed deadline to reach a deal (all of this could be adjusted whenever), the first week of the season is canceled.
The White Sox won’t have their Opening Day on March 31st and it is a real shame. Guaranteed Rate Field is a great place to catch a baseball game but we are going to miss out on that to start the season because of the utter greed from the owners and commissioners.
This league should be ashamed of itself. We are once again dealing with this garbage. MLB has gone through this many times and it doesn’t ever seem to be getting better. They were finally starting to pick up some momentum with the fans and they are going to lose it all.
It would be nice if the Chicago White Sox were able to have their Opening Day.
Chicago has great players on both sides of town. We can dislike the Cubs on the field during the season all we want but right now the players are allies. Each team provides something unique to the fan during the summer and it is always fun. The league is taking it away.
With studs on the White Sox roster like Luis Robert, Yoan Moncada, Eloy Jimenez, Tim Anderson, and Jose Abreu in the mix, this team is amazing. Unfortunately, nobody in the league office cares about getting the games in for the fans. They only care about their bottom line.
Rob Manfred doesn’t even slightly like baseball. He called the World Series Trophy a piece of metal, gave the Houston Astros a slap on the wrist for using technology to steal signs, poorly handled the COVID pause, initiated this lockout, and then laughed about it. He must go.
The White Sox are going to be a good team when they return but this is just horrid. The first two series of the season are canceled. With the way things are right now, they are slated to begin the season on April 8th in Michigan against the Detroit Tigers. We can only hope that it stays that way and they play most of the season.