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Padres will host White Sox for two exhibition games next April

The White Sox will get to come out to beautiful San Diego for a couple of exhibition games at the end of Spring Training in 2016.

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As baseball withdrawals continue to take their toll on us, the Padres give us a little taste of what we can look forward to at the end of the tunnel.

Today we learned of a couple of exhibition games that will take place at Petco Park next Spring, just a couple of days before the team opens up the 2016 regular season. The Chicago White Sox will make the trip out to San Diego to play back-to-back games at Petco Park on April 1st and 2nd (a Friday and Saturday), capping the Spring Training schedule.

Two days later, the 2016 regular season will commence, along with the Padres' 2016 World Series run. And what better way to kick it off than with a series against our Southern California rivals, the Los Angeles Dodgers.

We're still waiting for the Padres to announce their full Spring Training schedule, and if it's anything like last year it'll be a long, agonizing wait. If I remember correctly, they were one of the last teams to announce their Spring schedule last year.

But these should be a fun couple of days at Petco Park in April. It'll definitely get everyone pumped and back into form for Opening Day against L.A. After this year's exhibition game against the Diablos Rojos del México, I'm expecting these games against the White Sox to be super fun, and the fans out at the ballpark to still be full of hope and optimism and faith-keepingness. Hope to see lots of you Gaslamp Ballers out there!