Everyone knows the Chicago White Sox were one of the busiest teams in the offseason period. Between trades and free agent signings, the White Sox tried to revamp the roster in one fell swoop, adding names like Jeff Samardzija, Adam LaRoche, David Robertson, Melky Cabrera among others.
To go along with the upgraded product on the field, the White Sox renovated the clubhouse for the first time since the stadium opened in 1991. According to the Chicago Tribune, the $3.2 million project covered 13,795 square feet in the locker room, weight room, kitchen and various lounges and offices. Bold black chair sit with an embroidered White Sox logo, big-screen TVs hang throughout the locker room, with each locker provided with safes and chargers for their electronics.
The makeover is complete through and through—on the field and off the field—now all the White Sox have to do is get the season underway. The best news out of training camp is that ace pitcher Chris Sale pitched well against the Cincinnati Reds minor league team, striking out 13.
Sale fractured a bone in his right foot on February 27th, and will have one more start before returning to the team for his April 12th start at U.S. Cellular Field against the Minnesota Twins. Because of the injury, newly acquired Samardzija received the Opening Day nod.
According to ScoreBig.com, tickets to Chicago White Sox Opening Day on April 10th at U.S. Cellular Field have an average price of $151.18 with a walk-in price of $54. Chicago parking at ParkWhiz.com starts at $20 for White Sox games on April 11th and 12th.
The White Sox open their season on the road, with a three-game series against division rival and World Series runners-up Kansas City Royals. The White Sox and Royals will be one of the teams looking to knock of the Detroit Tigers atop the AL Central division, as the Tigers have won the division four consecutive seasons.