It's a **** you to the O's because in 2008 they refused to come back to Chicago to play the suspended game and the Sox had to finish it there. Much like the Rangers did it to the Sox in August 1990. And you had the Royals refusing to cancel an obvious game that should never have been started in 2010, forcing the Sox to play. It went one inning was postponed and they had to play a DH the next day which taxed the Sox staff.
It's time the Sox stopped being someone else's whipping boy and started asserting their rights.