Thursday, May 28, 2020

Play in the MLB During the COVID-19 Pandemic - My View

It is July 4th and we are ready to play some baseball. All the players, team staff and coaches have been tested daily and players who test positive have been placed in quarantine away from teammates and the other teams. The purpose of this blog post will be how I see the game of baseball progressing once play resumes (with social distancing measures in place). Some of my ideas will jive with what the MLB is proposing. Anyway, here goes.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Hump Day Gratitude

I'm grateful that my job is getting progressively better. I'm also grateful I live in a world where I can listen to music whenever I want. This song popped into my head after work last night and voila, I could listen to it!

What are you grateful for?

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

My COVID-19 story

It's been two months since the Blue Jays last played a game (a 7-5 spring training win over the Pittsburgh Pirates). As I write this, the Blue Jays should be wrapping up a series in Texas before moving onto the windy city to take on the White Sox. Instead, we are left to watch occasional bullpen sessions from Marcus Stroman when he posts on twitter, or go onto YouTube and watch retro games from season's past or watch retro games on Sportsnet. Nobody has a clue when players will be able to pick up a ball again or swing at a pitch. The MLB has currently sent a proposal to the player's association on a possible truncated season scenario. It may involve something like the NHL is doing with various teams gathering in hubs and isolating in the nearly empty hotels. Of course any start-up plan will be foiled the moment a player or team official tests positive for the COVID-19 virus. The other question is whether players would be willing to sacrifice several months away from their families. Blue Jay's pitcher Hyun-jin Ryu and his wife are expecting a child in the summer. Will he want to be in Toronto while his pregnant wife is in Florida? Anyway, there's still lots of hurdles to overcome, but I want to get to the point of this post.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Hump Day Gratitude

I'm grateful that my mom is out of isolation and being able to hear my dad laugh. What are you grateful for?

Friday, May 1, 2020