Chicago White Sox Tickets
The Chicago White Sox are hoping a few lucrative offseason trades will get them the offense they need to elevate to the next level in the AL Central this season. Chicago dealt away five good prospects to improve the infield and take last season’s worst AL offense up a few pegs, by adding Todd Frazier at third base and Brett Lawrie at second to join stud first baseman Jose Abreu. Hopefully, this lineup tweaking will be enough to produce more runs and place this club in Wild Card contention in 2016.
Ace Chris Sale led the AL in strikeouts last year and should stay the course and be solid again this season to start the pitching rotation. Sales is backed by left-handers Carlos Rodon, Jose Quintana and John Danks who create a talented trio to round out the rotation. As far as the bullpen goes, the White Sox will rely on David Robertson who is in his second year with the club to come in and make some saves. Nate Jones has returned from Tommy John surgery, signed a three-year extension and will be striking out opposing batters with his killer fastball. Matt Albers, Zach Putnam, Jake Petricka and Tommy Kahlne round out the bullpen and will hopefully show some improvement in order to win more games for the franchise in 2016. The White Sox are starting fresh in the middle infield with Lawrie at second and the shortstop position up for grabs at spring training. The addition of Todd Frazier combined with Jose Abreu should provide the offense from the corner infield needed to take this team to the next level. This season could be a pivotal one for manager Robin Ventura who has survived back-to-back losing seasons largely due to the loyalty of owner Jerry Reinsdorf. He will need to inspire improvement in this club in 2016 to show fans that he has what it takes to remain at the helm.
The 2016 season looks promising for the White Sox and with their key additions, could very well find themselves in the hunt for a Wild Card berth. Fans should be sure to secure their Chicago White Sox tickets and head out the ballpark to cheer these guys on.
Home field to the Chicago White Sox since it opened in 1991. It was built directly across the road from the original site of the old Comiskey Park. Even today after it was renamed U.S. Cellular Field in January of 2003. People still call it Comiskey Park. Not out of any disrespect, but old habits die hard and they have called home field Comiskey Park since the early 1900’s. The Sox were in the original Comiskey Park for 81 years making it the oldest in-use ballpark in Major League Baseball until its demolition. That record is now held by Fenway Park in Boston. This new park features an exploding scoreboard, an old-time façade complete with arches and over 40,000 seats with unobstructed views. Costing $118 million and is home to only the Chicago White Sox. The new Park has a number of attractions and features including but not limited to: a Fan Deck with a panoramic view of the playing field, a rain room for fans to cool off on hot days or dry off on wet ones, the fundamentals deck is devoted to teaching young baseball fans the fundamentals of baseball, The Patio another outdoor venue, such as the Bullpen Sports Bar for group outings, while attending a White Sox game can accommodate up to 100 people. The Gold Coast Club: Located behind home plate features a buffet style restaurant, open bar, padded 22” seats in open air seating, private restrooms, flat-screen televisions and their own private restrooms. Chicago loves their new Major League Baseball Park and once you have been there you will see why and continue to come back every chance you get.
Chicago White Sox History
If the Chicago White Sox did not have to share the city with the Cubs, they might be one the nation’s favorite baseball teams. Though the team has only won eight American League pennants and three World Series they are familiar with the term pennant race. It is just that, more often than not, they have fallen short. Heck, replace a White with a Red and the team is a national phenomenon.
In fact, the White Sox ended its 88-year drought a season after the Red Sox ended their eight decade struggle, but the story of collapsing curses had been played out by the time Sox de Chicago swept the Astros.
The team really should have broken this drought in the 1990s. Then Frank Thomas was at his prime and winning MVPs and a pitching staff led by Cy Young Award winner Jack McDowell was tormenting the AL West and the newly created AL Central. These players and the rest of the 1990s crew have been forgotten by everyone else but the loyal fans.
Previous to this roster, players like Nellie Fox, Luis Apparicio, Minnie Minoso, and Dick Allen were the face of a franchise consistently finishing the year with a winning record. Still, those teams regularly fell a few games short of postseason appearances. Alas, these players could not erase the mark left by the Black Sox and what should have been a true dynasty back in the 1910s and 1920s.
Now, in the 21st century, the team has taken to placing former fan favorite and Gold Glove winners as manager. First it was the explosive Ozzie Guillen and now it is Robin Ventura. As these former players usher in good will from the fans the White Sox are busy retooling the farm system, hopefully preparing for another championship run on the South Side.