Today should have been be my 20th straight Opening Day at Comiskey Park II/US Cellular Field/Guaranteed Rate Field, and my 23rd overall for the White Sox. The first one was in 1985, a blowout win against the Red Sox at Comiskey Park that introduced rookie shortstop Ozzie Guillen to Chicago. Other highlights include the 2005 1-0 victory against the Indians, the raising of the championship banner on Sunday Night Baseball in 2006, and Mark Buehrle’s between-the-legs flip in 2010.
The most frequent opponent has been the Tigers, who are also the only team with a winning record on Opening Day in games I’ve attended. The other AL Central foes have each appeared at least 3 times.
|Team Name||Won||Loss||Winning Pctg|
|Chicago White Sox||15||7||0.682|
|Kansas City Royals||0||3||0.000|
|Boston Red Sox||0||1||0.000|
|Tampa Bay Rays||0||1||0.000|