The Chicago White Sox are finally back. Not every player is at spring training yet following the lockout but there were a fair amount of notable players there on the first day. We saw guys like Lance Lynn, Tim Anderson, Garrett Crochet, Liam Hendriks, and Andrew Vaughn amongst others out there which was really cool to see.
It was a very eventful day. We saw a lot of these guys out there doing their thing as they prepare for the upcoming 2022 season. It was a long road to get here but they will be ready in time for their first regular-season game on April 8th.
Lance Lynn was out there and looked really good. He was outstanding in 2021 and knows that he could bring more in 2022. He struggled against the Houston Astros as a team for whatever reason in both the regular season and playoffs so that will be something he looks to change in 2022.
The Chicago White Sox are officially back in action and it is so exciting.
Few people are as fun to watch pitch from a pure entertainment standpoint as Liam Hendriks. He was out there on Friday and as electric as you would imagine. He bought a house in Arizona so he could be close to White Sox spring training and is finally being rewarded for it.
There is one video of him in particular that got people going on Friday afternoon. He made a tough pitch and didn’t like the result which led to his usual barrage of swear words that you could hear as clear as day. It is not a video to play in front of children, that’s for sure.
The most exciting part of the whole day was seeing Tim Anderson back in action. Everything the White Sox does starts and ends with the face of their franchise. Seeing him out there is incredibly good for this team as he is getting ready to lead this team to glory.
Even seeing him take swings at the batting cages makes you feel good. He is getting ready for a happy healthy season where he will be one of the best leadoff men in the sport. He was stung by the way last season ended. You can just tell. This is the start of something great for Tim.
Tim didn’t stop with batting practice either. He was out there fielding ground balls and getting ready for another year as this team’s primary shortstop. It was a weak spot in his game a few years ago and now he is outstanding. This work plays a large part in the turnaround.
There are going to be more players that trickle in as the days go on. It is going to get more and more exciting as we move along. Of course, the White Sox still has a lot of business to take care of before the season starts on the business side of things. There are some holes that they still need to address but we can trust Rick Hahn to do his job well for now.