I remember growing up an going to the Oakland A’s game. I remember tailgating, bonding and interacting with others. An having that family time. I constantly ask myself when will we back to attending the games an making those great memories again.
I feel having those moments as Americans we had a something we shared in common. We made positive memories an connections. We didn’t focus on color or politics. It was a space of diversity and acceptance. But only time will tell through this pandemic, will we go back to the Ballgame?
The outbreak of the novel coronavirus, which as of September 8, has killed more than 893,000 people globally, has affected sporting events across the world, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide has reached more than 27.3 million, major sporting events have been cancelled or postponed.
The most significant one that was due to take place in Japan this summer was the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. However, the International Olympic Committee and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have postponed the event to next year, where it will now take place from July 23 to August 8, 2021.
(CNN) Months after the coronavirus pandemic shut down American sports, the games are returning. For now, at least.
Baseball and women’s basketball have begun, hockey and basketball will return this week and football’s season is just over a month away.
Their restarts have broad similarities. All of the professional leagues decided to sharply restrict or outright ban fans from attending, focusing instead on the television audience at home. They also will all be repeatedly testing players and staff for infection throughout the season.
They most sharply diverge in where the games will be held. Generally, sports with smaller roster sizes (NBA, NHL) are playing in “bubbles,” isolated from the outside community, while sports with larger rosters (NFL, MLB) are playing at their regular stadiums and traveling between cities.
Here’s where each league stands in its attempt to get back to the games
I’m Ready To Get Back To The Ballgame! The question is aren’t you?
Written by lala