The White Sox are back in the spotlight after the team finished the season with a 4-3 win over the Dodgers in a game that marked their first postseason appearance in 108 years.
The Sox went on to sweep the first round of the playoffs, then beat the Toronto Blue Jays in the World Series, but the team has not been back in a World Series since 1908.
The team has had several changes since their first World Series appearance, with the likes of manager Dave Dombrowski and pitching coach Jeff Banister taking over.
Now the Sox are making a splash by releasing the white hats that they will wear for the 2018 season.
Dombrowsk said in an interview with the Chicago Tribune that he wanted the team to be a “brand” in the city.
“I think we’re going to do it right, and it’s a brand that we want the team representing,” he said.
“We want it to be one of those great sports that is iconic, and we’re trying to make it that way.”
White Sox team coloursThe Sox will wear white in their 2018 home uniform, but a number of players will be wearing their old jerseys and hats.
The most notable change is that right-hander Andrew Bailey will be playing on the same starting pitching staff with the new white hat.
Dumbbell pitcher Tyler Kolek will be switching to a different pitching staff in 2018, but he will be getting a new hat.
Kolek is one of the best pitchers in baseball and he will not be wearing a white hat again.
The White Sox will be using the same uniforms in 2018 as they did last year, with white gloves and caps, white caps, a white cap and a white helmet.
“For some reason we’re wearing white again this year, and I think it’s because we wanted to make sure we weren’t just wearing white hats to represent the team and not just to be iconic,” Dombrowk said.
The other changes are that outfielder Will Middlebrooks will be starting in left field for the first time in his career, while center fielder Adam Eaton will play first base in 2018.
Players from the past will be back as well.
Middlebrook, who hit .297 with 13 home runs and a .636 slugging percentage last season, will be the team’s all-time leader in doubles, homers and RBIs.
He will be joined by fellow All-Star, Jose Abreu, who batted .302 with 23 home runs last season.
Middlebrook also batted .288 with a .743 slugging mark and 13 home run total in 2017.
The Dodgers, on the other hand, are missing starting pitcher Zack Greinke, who is scheduled to be activated from the disabled list on Thursday.