This year is no different.
The two teams will get spring ball underway at 2 p.m. Friday. You can listen to the game on WGN AM-720.
In the past, this has meant that the first live ABs of the spring for Sox hitters come against the best pitcher in the world -- Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.
This year is different.
According to a Los Angeles Times report, 27-year-old right-hander Wilmer Font will get the start for the Dodgers on Friday. Font posted a 3.48 ERA in 25 starts at Triple-A Oklahoma City in 2017, and he had an unsuccessful September call-up to the Dodgers in which he had a 17.18 ERA in three appearances.
Might be a slight downgrade from Kershaw, huh?
And, hey, it makes the game a little more of a fair fight. The Sox are starting right-hander Dylan Covey, who went 0-7 in the major leagues in 2017 and already got designated for assignment this spring.
In case you were wondering who is pitching the first few spring games for the Sox, there's a tweet for that. And here's what it says:
Saturday: Hector Santiago
Sunday: Jordan Guerrero
Monday: Michael Kopech
I'm guessing Monday's game might get more media attention that some of these others ...