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Gamethread: White Sox at Cleveland

It’s a battle of the bats (heh), as two vaunted offenses take the field in freezing wind chill. Wear your batting gloves, boys!

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Hey all, Year of the Hamster here with a reminder to tip your wait staff.

So hey, it’s Opening Day for Cleveland. Game time estimate of 38 degrees. Can’t even blame March any longer.

Here’s the White Sox lineup, and if you think you see something odd by way of season-hitless Daniel Palka, you’re right:

The Yonder Alonso in the field, José Abreu DH mix seemed to work like gangbusters yesterday, so Ricky is running it out again today. YoYo up top! WOOF!

For the Clevelanders:

This is the lineup that everyone in the division has conceded to: Leonys Martin leading off, Hanley Ramirez in the five-hole, I mean, I’d continue, but I’m getting sick to my stomach.

Ballgame is on both ESPN and WGN, with the radio transmission at WGN. First pitch, post pomp-and-circumstance, 3:10 p.m. CT.