For the Royals to get where they want to go, the White Sox are an obstacle they need to figure out a way to conquer. They went 1-9 against them last season, and if you’re scoring at home, that means they were 25-25 against everyone else. The issue for the Royals is that the White Sox don’t appear to be going anywhere unless they have some self-inflicted wounds. And that’s certainly possible. The hiring of Tony LaRussa as new (and old) manager has a chance to be an issue for them if he struggles to relate to the new age of baseball.