There. I just summarized your sports reading for the past 3½ weeks… and the foreseeable future.
I’m sure some of you are familiar with the Earl Warren quote about turning to the sports section first, to read about man’s accomplishments rather than his failures, which can be found on the front page. But now that’s been taken away.
Baseball these days is focused on MLB, and speculation as to when (and how) it will resume. The latest is that it’ll be next month, strictly in Arizona.
While I think the timing may be too aggressive, I fear this may be the “new normal” – only for television, with limited or no fans – until they develop a vaccine for SARS-CoV-2. And if that’s the case, I cannot see how minor-league baseball could be any different (Florida? The backfields in Arizona?) — or any other major sport.
About the only thing that’s certain is that we’re witnessing something historic. The question is whether it’s the 1930s or the 1860s. The answer is that it might be both.