The White Sox and Yankees fought on Saturday in New York, but not because of a dirty play or call on the field.
- Instead, it was about racism.
After Axios reader Edwin E. told us about a version of Chicago 16-inch softball where a keg is placed at second base, we were skeptical.
- But then we heard from John Freyer of Palos Park, who confirmed this strange twist on the sport as "an incentive to get on base."
The last time we saw the Chicago Sky, they were dancing on stage at Pritzker Pavilion and celebrating the 2021 WNBA championship. Tonight, they start the journey to defend that championship.
- The Sky take on the Los Angeles Sparks tonight at Wintrust Arena at 7pm.
New Bears GM Ryan Poles was a magician this weekend, turning six picks into 11 at the NFL draft.
Why it matters: With the Bears rebuilding their roster, Poles used trades to collect players who could be the foundation of the team for years to come.
- The 11 picks were the most the Bears have had since 2008.
The Chicago Bulls have done something they haven't since 2017 — make the playoffs.
Why it matters: The first-round series starts Sunday against the Milwaukee Bucks, which means it'll likely come up in conversation over brunch.
- So here's a quick guide on this year's team to help you hold court.
The defending AL Central champion White Sox welcome the Seattle Mariners to Guaranteed Rate Field today for the 2022 home opener.
- First pitch is scheduled for 3:10pm.
👋 Justin here! The White Sox start their 2022 season today on the road in Detroit. First pitch: 12:10pm.
- You may end up watching the game with friends at Cork & Kerry or talking to co-workers on Google Meet, so here's a guide to faking your knowledge of the 2022 White Sox.
👋 Hi, Justin here! It's quite possible you will be celebrating today with Cubs fans after not following the team through the off-season.
- If so, here's a quick guide to the 2022 Cubs that will help whether you're drinking beers at Murphy's or talking to co-workers on Zoom.
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