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The 2020 Chicago White Sox are Fun

Lead by first baseman Jose Abreu, the Chicago White Sox are putting on a show in 2020.

SouthPaw by Brian Crawford is licensed under CC BY 2.0

The 2020 Chicago White Sox are Fun

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I don’t want to come off sounding like a fair-weather fan (given my bio of mostly Pittsburgh sports), but I’ve always had a soft spot for the Chicago White Sox. I have a Scott Podsednik jersey hanging in the closet at my parent’s house so if that doesn’t give me some credentials, I don’t know what will. Anyways, this 2020 Chicago White Sox team is fun as heck.

The South Siders

After ending 2019 an abysmal 28.5 games back, the Chi-Sox are now tied for the top spot in the AL Central with Cleveland. They’re making all this noise because of an extremely talented bunch of (mostly young) players.

You’ve undoubtedly seen and heard all of the hype for Cuban rookie phenom, Luis Robert. And when he’s not teaching you how to pronounce his name (I’m still not sure how), he’s in the top spot for the rookie league lead in home runs, with one more round-tripper than Kyle Lewis of the Mariners. The rookie of the year of this shortened season is going to come down to one of those men for sure.

Additionally, Lucas Giolito is not only living up to the hype he had when he entered the league, but he is absolutely dominating. He threw a no-hitter against the Pirates on 8/25 racking up 13 strikeouts on 101 pitches. If it weren’t for one measly walk in the 4th inning, he would have had a perfect game. This might be a stretch, but throwing a no-hitter when batters aren’t distracted by fans is even more impressive than the contrary.

Cuban Missiles + TA7

Finally, I know there’s a lot of hype surrounding the Slam Diego Padres and rightfully so. But the Sox can flat out RAKE. The team as a whole has 64 home runs on the season landing them third in the league right now. Jose Abreu isn’t washed up yet and is tied for second in home runs and RBIs behind Fernando Tatis Jr. Eloy Jiminez and Tim Anderson are turning into bona fide stars right before our eyes. Just check out this shellacking the Sox put on the Cubs a few days ago:

Come for the dingers, stay for Yasmani Grandal’s bat flip at 1:57.

What more can I say? If you love home runs, no-hitters, and genuinely good guys, give this Sox team a chance. In a shortened season, anything can happen and these guys are right in the thick of things.

PS. Long live Scotty Pods!

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Jason moved to NYC for 9 years and gained a wife, a child, and career then decided to go back to the Steel City. A sports fan since birth, he follows the Pirates, Duquesne basketball, Pens, Steelers, and Pistons (Grant Hill would have been better than Jordan if he had stayed healthy...prove me wrong). He enjoys playing in various sports leagues and throwing his money away on fantasy sports. Besides that, a good book and video games for a day would be just fine with him.

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