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White Sox release 2019 schedule, with a home opener vs. Seattle

Four crosstown games include a weekend at Sox Park right before the All-Star break

The Chicago White Sox 2019 schedule will feature 162 games against major league teams, running March through September.

Like the 2018 season, the White Sox open 2019 in Kansas City at the end of March, with a three-game set beginning on Thursday, March 28, and an off-day on Friday. In related news, Matt Davidson prays to his personal hair flow god that he is a member of the White Sox roster breaking camp next March.

After two games in Cleveland — and let’s be clear, none of these first five games of the season will be sleeted, rained, snowed or tornadoed out — the White Sox return to Chicago for a home opener vs. Seattle. The only other time the White Sox hosted the Mariners for a home opener came in 1992, the second year of the new park. Another roofed club, the Tampa Bay Rays, will be the White Sox’s second April opponent in Chicago, where again, no games will be winded, blizzarded, flooded or frozen out.

May highlights include a visit from the ribald unintelligensia sometimes referred to as “Red Sox Nation” for a four-game set May 2-5, and a visit to the poster child of the rebuild, the Houston Astros, for four games May 20-23.

In June, it’s a Tuesday-Wednesday set June 18-19 at the Rat Cellar vs. the Chicago Cubs, which falls in the middle of an AL East masacree including four games hosting the New York Yankees June 13-16 and a trip to Fenway Park June 24-26.

The big attraction in July is the final weekend before the All-Star break (July 6-7), hosting the Cubs.

August is boring as hell, with the exception of three straight series against AL West teams that always seem to find a way to murder us: The Oakland A’s and Astros August 9-14, then an off-day and four games against the hopefully Shohei Ohtani- and Mike Trout-free Angels in that stadium in Anaheim they don’t want to call Anaheim.

September will test the White Sox’s desire to hold onto third place in the AL Central, with all but seven of 26 games coming against division opponents. The season ends, hopefully with a whoosh past 70 wins, September 24-29 with series vs. Cleveland and the Detroit Tigers.