Thursday, March 26, 2020
Happy Opening Da-angit! (Sad Trombone)
Today was scheduled to be MLB's Opening Day - thumbs up all around!
Unfortunately, the season is delayed due to the Coronavirus outbreak, and the necessary step of limiting crowds and maintaining social distance is in place to help limit the spread of the virus, which has already infected more people in the United States than any other country in the world.
There is not much to say, I am glad we are taking the right approach here in MN. The Lieutenant Governor lost her brother to COVID-19, and we have had 346 positive cases in the state, 59 new positive cases on 3/26 alone.
The 2020 season may be delayed for several months, and may be cancelled altogether. I will be more than happy to wait for it, so long as we can flatten the curve and start to see some relief for hospitals and their staffs along with all the front line workers who have been keeping the food supply chain moving. I am fortunate to have a job that allows me to work from home.
Spring Training was cut short - - many plans that have been floated for resuming the season involve a second Spring Training. I can't think of many things that would be a more welcome sight than players returning to FL and AZ.
Of course, when the season does start, Opening Day across MLB should be smiles all around. Stay Safe out there!