Five reasons to see the White Sox play this summer

The White Sox may be historically bad this season, but there’s always a silver lining.

So if you’re puzzled as to why you should see the South Siders play this summer at Guaranteed Rate Field, rest your weary brain. We’ve got you covered.

In this week’s High Five, we’ve got plenty of reasons to see the team with by far the worst record in Major League Baseball.

5. The food

I didn’t put this higher because the cost of grub at MLB ballparks is ridiculously high, but you might as well eat hearty while watching bad baseball.

Guaranteed Rate Field has some pretty great food. You can always grab a burger, dog or nachos, but that’s standard at all stadiums.

On the South Side you’ll find that and other savory delights like massive corned beef sandwiches. But It’s the sweets that’ll really get you.

A Campfire Milkshake with chocolate ice cream, marshmallows and graham crackers? Oh my …

And, of course, there’s a nice selection of beers.

4. The parking

This is the old man in me talking, but the convenience of bringing your car to Guaranteed Rate Field can’t be beat — especially when compared to the Cubs on the other side of town.

It’s actually kind of sad how easy it is to park at the ballpark now that the team has bottomed out. The White Sox are 27th out of 32 teams in attendance with an average of about 16,500 fans per game.

With easy access to I-90 and the CTA, Guaranteed Rate Field is in a sweet spot. Not only is parking abundant, but you can tailgate two hours before game time (just don’t bring a keg).

3. The kids are coming

Because of their recent struggles, the White Sox have been trading away their top players. The many moves — including the offseason blockbuster that sent Dylan Cease to the Padres — returned several young prospects headed to the bigs at some point.

You’ll soon see the future of the franchise on the South Side. Pitcher Nick Nastrini, acquired in last year’s Lance Lynn trade with the Dodgers, is already starting for the White Sox. Shortstop Colson Montgomery, the team’s top prospect, is coming soon.

That’s just the beginning of the wave of new blood. They won’t all be arriving this summer, but you’ll get a better glimpse of a refreshed farm system after the front office unloads more players near the trade deadline later this season.

2. The rest of the league

Want to see the Dodgers and Shohei Ohtani? Head to Guaranteed Rate Field in late June. Pirates rookie sensation Paul Skenes might be pitching there in mid July. Aaron Judge, Juan Soto and the Yankees arrive in August.

The stars may not be shining for the home team, but superstar talent is thriving elsewhere in MLB. Heading to White Sox games (for relatively cheap) is a great way to see the best.

1. Guaranteed Rate Field

I don’t care what White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf says about the need for a new ballpark. I happen to think Guaranteed Rate Field is a great place to see a game.

The comfort level is high and the overall look is vastly improved since the renovations in the early 2000s. Shaving off the top rows of the upper deck and adding a flat roof brought a coziness that was missing when the stadium opened in 1991.

Even changing the seat color from blue to green helped make it a better place to see a game.

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