Nothing says spring better than the crack of a baseball against a bat, the smell of hot dogs and the smiles on the faces of fans during their favorite team's home opener. So to get you into the spring spirit, we've gathered photos from both the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs during s…
White Sox pitcher Chris Sale threw 7 2/3 innings, striking out seven and allowing seven hits in his opening-day start against Kansas City.
White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers watches his fifth-inning hit clear the left-field fence for a home run in a 1-0 win against Kansas City.
White Sox outfielder Alex Rios drives a single to left field in the fifth inning of the home opener against Kansas City.
White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers is congratulated by teammates after scoring the game's only run against Kansas City, a fifth-inning home run.
Alexei Ramirez, left, teams up with Gordon Beckham to turn a double play in the fifth inning of the White Sox home opener win Monday against Kansas City.
White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez, left, teams up with second baseman Gordon Beckham to turn a double play in the fifth inning against Kansas City.
White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers watches as his fifth-inning home run clear the left-field fence against the Kansas City Royals on Monday.
White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers is congratulated by teammates after his fifth-inning home run against Kansas City.
Patrick Kane breaks in for a first period goal
Marian Hossa introduced before the start of Tuesday's Blackhawks game against St. Louis.
Patrick Kane, left, celebrates his first period goal with Patrick Sharp as the Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 in their home opener Tuesday.
Valparaiso receiver Tim Bennett, center, looks for a couple of blocks from his teammates during Saturday night's game against St. Joseph's at Brown Field.
Valparaiso defensive back Adrian Gober, right, breaks up a deep pass to Julian Walker in the first quarter Saturday night at Brown Field.
St. Joseph's running back Garrick Hall tries to spin out of a mix of Valparaiso defenders in the first half Saturday night at Brown Field.
Valparaiso freshman quarterback Eric Lemon scrambles for a few yards in the first half of the Crusaders' first-ever night game Saturday at Brown Field.
Valparaiso freshman quarterback Eric Lemon wraps up the ball to prevent a fumble before he gets dragged down for a sack in the first half of the Crusaders' home opener Saturday night at Brown Field.
Valparaiso receiver Tim Bennett tries to push through St. Joseph's defense in the first half Saturday night at Brown Field.
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