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Chance the Rapper to throw ceremonial first pitch at White Sox home opener

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Chance the Rapper to throw ceremonial first pitch at White Sox home opener

Baseball season on the South Side begins Friday, so it is fitting that a South Side celebrity will be getting things going.

Chance the Rapper, who grew up on the South Side at 79th and Princeton, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch ahead of the White Sox home opener against the Indians on Friday.

While it might not be as unique as collaborating with Kanye West or Madonna, Chance the Rapper's collaboration with the White Sox ought to be a thrill.

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And Chance the Rapper won't be the only celebrity music artist involved in the pregame festivities, as Goo Goo Dolls lead singer John Rzeznik will sing the National Anthem before first pitch.

The White Sox first game of the season at U.S. Cellular Field begins at 3:10 p.m., and you can catch all the action on Comcast SportsNet.

White Sox 2020 MLB schedule: 5 NL Central stars fans need to know

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White Sox 2020 MLB schedule: 5 NL Central stars fans need to know

MLB announced its unique, 60-game season schedule on Monday, making the first pitch feel that much closer.

What’s new this year: teams will only play opponents in their same region, so the White Sox will only face their divisional opponents, plus the teams in the N.L. Central.

We all know the heavy hitters and power pitchers within the A.L. Central (and probably the Cubs too due to proximity), but what about the big names from the opposite league?

These are the 5 N.L. Central players White Sox fans need to watch for during the 2020 season

2020 MLB season: White Sox opponents, schedule, format and odds

2020 MLB season: White Sox opponents, schedule, format and odds

Major League Baseball announced the White Sox 2020 schedule Monday. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming season.

When does the Major League Baseball season begin?

After a three-month layoff due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, teams are currently in the middle of a second round of spring training, branded “Summer Camp,” that will last roughly three weeks. Opening Day is set for July 23, when Major League Baseball will showcase games pitting the New York Yankees against the Washington Nationals and the Los Angeles Dodgers against the San Francisco Giants. The White Sox will open their season a day later, on July 24, with the start of a three-game series against the division-rival Minnesota Twins.

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How many games will be played this season?

Every team is scheduled to play 60 regular-season games over 66 days, with games being played at teams’ home ballparks. At the conclusion of the regular season on Sept. 27, the playoffs will begin and are scheduled to take place during the month of October, as usual. Though there was talk of an expanded playoff field including as many as 16 teams, more than half the league, the lack of an agreement between the league and the players’ union means the playoff field will be the same as usual: five teams from each league.

Which teams will the White Sox play this season?

Major League Baseball is using a geographic schedule this season, with the intent of minimizing travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. The White Sox will play 10 games each against their AL Central rivals: the Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers. They will play six games against the Crosstown-rival Cubs, and the remaining 14 games will be played against the other four teams from the NL Central: the St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Brewers, Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates.

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2020 White Sox schedule

The White Sox open the season against the Twins on July 24 at Guaranteed Rate Field. They close the season with three games against the Crosstown-rival Cubs on the South Side. See the entire White Sox schedule here.

Updated odds to win the 2020 World Series

The Yankees are the favorite to win the World Series, at 3:1 odds. The White Sox have 40:1 odds. Seventeen teams have better odds.


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