Opening Day 2022 is here at last, and White Sox fans are getting pumped up!
Everyone got the memo about rocking their White Sox gear for Opening Day.
happy opening day ⚾️ pic.twitter.com/t64PvmZHJm— carmela soprano (but emo) (@marjraguso) April 8, 2022
Including a cameo by our future boss at SSS.
hey, the future SSS boss sporting the black today!— South Side Sox (@SouthSideSox) April 8, 2022
Some folks repping the Sox deep in enemy territory.
We thought there would be more sox fans.. pic.twitter.com/KcftpmNWTS— Katie Ski (@Ktskiski) April 8, 2022
Not everyone was lucky enough to get to watch the game live with the early start.
It may be Opening Day, but almost as important, it is Lucas Giolito Day!
Lucas Giolito will be the first Sox pitcher to make three consecutive Opening Day starts since LHP Mark Buehrle (2008-11), and the first RHP since Jack McDowell (1991-94).— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) April 8, 2022
⏰: 12:10 p.m. CT
: O/U 4 CWS Total Runs pic.twitter.com/VQnrxIVTOr
WAKE UP! It’s the first GIO DAYYY of the season! pic.twitter.com/SJlgAnHXxd— Ali White (@aliwhitesox) April 8, 2022
Passan bomb to pass the time before first pitch.
Barring a significant change in the next few hours, Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees will not strike a contract extension before his deadline of first pitch today, sources tell ESPN. The Yankees have proposed a deal for more than $225 million, but the sides remain apart.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) April 8, 2022
Yankees fans are as pleased as you would expect them to be with the Judge news trickling out.
Nothing says baseball like the dulcet guitar tones of a blue-haired Jack white with the National Anthem.
but what is this about “Lifelong Tigers fan”?
Life long Detroit tiger fan jack white pic.twitter.com/TnDX0voCYt— ✶ ✶Hot Yank Summer✶ ✶ (@slamtrav) April 8, 2022
Boy, I really missed seeing The Walkman himself doing what he does best. A tradition like no other.
Yaz and walks can't name a better duo— Whitest Sox U'Know (Jordan) (@god_of_Flannel) April 8, 2022
Speaking of tradition, the annual push to get Keelin unblocked by Steve Stone continues in earnest.
The season can’t really start without the first of many questions about Tony’s lineup construction.
TLR in midseason form batting Leury ahead of Vaughn against a LHP. Baseball isn't back until somebody is complaining about the manager right?— Joe Crede is the goat (@JoeCrede) April 8, 2022
The first of what we hope is many Báez strikeouts by White Sox pitching helps Gio get out of a leadoff walk first.
Javy swinging at trash is exactly what we needed that inning.— Steve Lim (@Lymb0) April 8, 2022
Not everyone pleased with Javy robbing Vaughn of his first hit of 2022.
Jake Burger making the most of his second Opening Day start of the week, adding the extra patty for a double.
Man, it feels good to have an everyday right fielder.
Not cringing the entire time the White Sox starting RF is at the plate >>>— Jan ⚾️ (@SouthSideJan) April 8, 2022
Never not a great time to strike out a future Hall-of-Famer.
Lucas Giolito puts Miguel Cabrera's chase for 3000 on hold to start the season with this filthy changeup to ring up the future Hall of Famer. pic.twitter.com/LVjywbZiYW— Just Baseball (@JustBBMedia) April 8, 2022
FYI, Kristina stays just as busy when she’s not pumping out SSS content, but poor form by her other employers.
My company having an all company meeting on Opening Day in the middle of the Sox game is pretty rude tbh read the room— Liddle Tina (@liddle_ktina) April 8, 2022
The pro debut of Spencer Torkelson generating some kind words around the Twittersphere with a few great picks at first base.
Jim Leyland would say that a good first baseman makes the rest of the infield better. So far, Spencer Torkelson is doing that. Three groundouts induced by Eduardo Rodriguez, three nice plays by Torkelson on low throws to first.— Jason Beck (@beckjason) April 8, 2022
Spencer Torkelson looks really good at 1st base. He’s picking Javy Baez’s heaters— Mason Higgs (@Maceboogie1) April 8, 2022
White Sox fans not as impressed ...
Checking in on some other action, Giancarlo Stanton is so strong he hits homers like he is swatting away flies.
GIOLITO IS DEALING!
Lucas Giolito's 3Ks in the 3rd.— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) April 8, 2022
Changeup, Fastball and Slider.
6Ks thru 3. pic.twitter.com/UhYmMPH5Qq
This is Erotic. Lucas Giolito is too sexy. He's gonna get censored if this continues.— Dubya Eff (@WFrenchman) April 2, 2021
Javy Báez striking out against Sox pitching just feels right
A lot of fans really missed the dulcet tones of Jason Benetti and Steve Stone this offseason.
The return of #soxmath once again makes me feel very sorry for the interns charged with looking through entries to find the winner.
AJ Pollock has quickly endeared himself to White Sox fans.
Aj Pollock is that dude— ◼️JT◽️ (@SoxByAMillion) April 8, 2022
Ya know, I like this Pollock guy.— Chrystal O’Keefe (@chrystal_ok) April 8, 2022
No love for the fallen, though.
AJ Pollock was worth Nick Madrigal— Matt Sak (@MattSakBBN) April 8, 2022
Better than Madrigal midget ass— Cary-Pollock Stan (@ThatbasebaIIfan) April 8, 2022
Tony got the memo from WST about José Abreu’s growing tendency to hit into double plays. Respect where it’s due.
Abreu did not hit into a DP there. Smart move by Larussa. #WhiteSox— ChiFanDaddy ⚾️ ⚽️ (@ChiFanDaddy) April 8, 2022
TLR with a great call with the double steal, breaking up the double play.— Fear the Beard (@Soxfankeith1) April 8, 2022
First game or 50th game, Sox fans are passionate, but composed.
Composed, and inquisitive.
Bennett Sousa is in the game.— Sammy Davis Jr. 5000 (@SDJ5K) April 8, 2022
also, always rational
Gio out after 4? Because I’m a Sox fan, I’m now worried he’s hurt. LOL— New Year Same Me (@ChiAllDay04) April 8, 2022
But most of all, White Sox fans care.
We’re going to see a lot of bullpen early in this season aren’t we? Until the bullpen finds its rhythm im never not going to be nervous.— tompaints.eth (@tom_paints) April 8, 2022
White Sox Twitter is back, baby!
WST is in mid-season form already.— Slugs (@joeyslugs) April 8, 2022
Did I mention that we are always rational?
r u f'ing kidding me https://t.co/0GdRuGPxvf— Baseball's Lavender Chapter ️ (@C_Spaghett1) April 8, 2022
OK, we need a Giolito injury palate cleanser.
Bennett Sousa = pretty good. Kyle Crick = hmmmm
Whole time he was pitching, good debut pic.twitter.com/Z2yCMimz7s— Andy ⚾ (@ChiSox_Andy88) April 8, 2022
Kyle Crick DFA— White Sox Truther (@SamR33v3s) April 8, 2022
I am not enjoying the Kyle Crick experience.— Tyrone (@TheTyronePalmer) April 8, 2022
The Tigers hacked the White Sox Pitchcon— Bennett Karoll (@TheBennettK) April 8, 2022
I h8 PitchComm.— Keelin, The Intimidator (@Keelin_12ft) April 8, 2022
More like PitchCommunism coming in to destroy America's game.— Bobby Mackowiak #NotAllBobs (@OwiakBob) April 8, 2022
Double play the hard way?
Candelario thug slide— Sharon’s Ex Husband Chris ✶ (@Scuffin_Muffin) April 8, 2022
Wild and wacky inning ends in wild and wacky fashion, what might've been a run-scoring fielder's choice groundout turns into a double play when runner was deemed to have interfered with his slide at second. Graveman escapes with minimal damage done, Sox own a 3-1 lead after six. https://t.co/w641AwCzkZ— Vinnie Duber (@VinnieDuber) April 8, 2022
As Sox fans, we will take it, but ...
one of the weakest calls you’ll ever see in a baseball game.— BZ (@SoxInsane) April 8, 2022
Rule changes are in effect to protect players in the end.
That’s the right call even if it’s not intentional or dirty. It’s the rule now— Jordan Lazowski (@jlazowski14) April 8, 2022
He’s not wrong. Rational.
Lol that exact play is going to happen for us sometime this year and every single Sox fan is going to be furious when it is called against us.— Cheap Seats Pod (@cheapbbpodcast) April 8, 2022
Pollock doing his best Tim Anderson impression in his debut.
AJ Pollock is a DUDE— Southside Showdown (@SoxShowdown) April 8, 2022
A real right fielder!!!
AJ Pollock with the 1st 3 hit #OpeningDay by a White Sox RF since Carlos Quentin in 2011— JF (@JF_Fey) April 8, 2022
A good day for debuts all around the league, apparently.
Big money bullpen time.
Kendall Graveman is on the White Sox— Nick (@Sox_Nick) April 8, 2022
When you have made the sale, you stop selling.
Aaron Bummer best reliever in baseball season starts now.— Tyrone (@TheTyronePalmer) April 8, 2022
Bummer was driven to greatness because every single kid he ever met made the same joke growing up about his name— comrade detroit sports (@ComradeDetroit) April 8, 2022
He still closes his eyes at night and can hear them laughing #DetroitRoots
More like no Bummer summer.
Bummer.... whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy pic.twitter.com/A2ss7PePR3— DecadeSox (@SoxDecade) April 8, 2022
Where’s Kimbrel when you need him?— White Sox Truther (@SamR33v3s) April 8, 2022
What it feels like Keeping the Lead pic.twitter.com/y4x5ZBJ1Dt— Nothing in Granger But a Hawk (@Chalsa01) April 8, 2022
It’s a great day for a four-out save.
That feeling when the still-pulsating corpse of Miguel Cabrera bloops a game-tying single off of your closer, who then hits a guy to re-load the bases.
Wish the lockout was still going— Sergio Santos fan club (@santossergio46) April 8, 2022
Being a white sox fan pic.twitter.com/nLQZmftxaV— Juicy Beef fan club (@southsideorso) April 8, 2022
Can’t even argue. Let’s score some runs.
Miguel Cabrera owns Liam Hendrix. Just a fact pic.twitter.com/yxtpiG6gtb— Nolan Bianchi (@nolanbianchi) April 8, 2022
We’ve been through this before folks, it’s our birthright.
Enthusiasm curbed slightly. But what’s a White Sox game without a little bullpen drama?— Mitchell Kaminski (@MitchKaminski99) April 8, 2022
it’s not white sox baseball without my heart lodged in my esophagus— janice (@scuriiosa) April 8, 2022
Herbie is The Man for a reason. Crown him.
Andrew Vaughn loves hard throwing lefties, ask Aroldis— Herb Lawrence (@Ecnerwal23) April 8, 2022
Andrew Vaughn came to Detroit to crush baseballs and chew bubblegum, and he’s all outta bubblegum.
Always remember that there is no one more disappointed than the man himself.
Liam Hendriks with his first cursing outburst of the season pic.twitter.com/92tNSMagyZ— Aldo Soto (@AldoSoto21) April 8, 2022
File this one under “more things we will take”
lmao can't wait to see the @UmpScorecards for this one. Buddy behind the plate is on our side today.— SoxOptimist (@OptimistSox) April 8, 2022
Enter Eric Haase: White Sox killer
My god, Liam.— Alexis ️ (@satavvibes) April 8, 2022
The power of positivity.
Baez is 100% going to win it here isn’t he— Whitney. (@WhittyWestside) April 8, 2022
If Javy Baez walks us off I will never recover— Yoan MVPcada (@troychifan) April 8, 2022
When I see the "We shouldn't have traded Kimbrel" tweet pic.twitter.com/PA5U8mgmdv— Steve (@koolking83) April 8, 2022
FULL. HEART. ATTACK. MODE
lol omg i can't take this— La Pantera Blanca (@whitesoxken) April 8, 2022
cancel the season— Jan ⚾️ (@SouthSideJan) April 8, 2022
Whoooo boy Hendricks— Kyle McMahon (@kyyle23) April 8, 2022
What a way to lose a ballgame. Phew.
I HATE BASEBALL— SoxNerd (@SoxNerd) April 8, 2022
That may be one of the most pathetic losses I've ever seen in my life.— Sammy Davis Jr. 5000 (@SDJ5K) April 8, 2022
"iT's JuSt OnE gAmE"— stoop kiid (@stoopkiid93) April 8, 2022
ok but it went exactly how every close game went last season, and it's essentially the exact same team, sooooo....
kinda just feels like a continuation of last season
A game of inches ...
Wild finish in Detroit. AJ Pollack fumbles it in right field - it bounces off the wall for a Tigers walk off win. pic.twitter.com/sqQFOGJIon— White Sox Talk (@NBCSWhiteSox) April 8, 2022
Remember those Báez strike outs? That was fun, but things could always be worse.
What no one gets is that had the Sox not spent 25 percent of their payroll on the bullpen, they would have lost this game in the seventh instead.— Cheap Seats Pod (@cheapbbpodcast) April 8, 2022
People being mad on Twitter about winnable losses > People being mad on Twitter about people being mad on Twitter— Carlos Quentin Tarantino (@CQT_SOX) April 8, 2022
We are on to the next one.
161 to go— White Sox Weber (@WorldWideWeber5) April 8, 2022
Me coming back tomorrow to watch White Sox baseball pic.twitter.com/9shzD6GJUE— Sergio Santos fan club (@santossergio46) April 8, 2022
Let’s do it all again tomorrow!