He notched a 2.29 ERA and a 5-2 record. Bassitt saw the White Sox twice last year, on July 13 and August 11; he threw 13 combined scoreless innings and won both games. But that was last year; this year’s Sox team looks a bit different and a bit better.
It's just the third time that the North Side Cubs and the South Side White Sox reached the playoffs in the same year. In a normal year, fans on both sides of town would be pouring into the streets or packing into sports bars to celebrate. But this is 2020, a year of mask-wearing and social distancing, and limits on drinking and dining establishments in the city is putting a damper on what could turn out to best year for baseball in Chicago in more than a century.
Desmon Yancy of the Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability accused the mayor of reneging on a pivotal campaign promise: "Here’s a mayor who ran on transformation, ran on doing things different. And this looks like more of the same."