As we discussed earlier, we don’t know when baseball will resume, outside of the fact that there definitely won’t be any big league games for the next eight weeks at least.
The players, like the rest of us, are caught in that limbo state. Although they are a part of doing what’s needed for the country as we try to slow the spread of the Coronavirus, they also no doubt feel the sting of the uncertainty.
Jason Kipnis, who is from the Chicago area, and who is with the Cubs on a minor league deal but largely expected to make the big league team before all this happened, really summed it up well with a gut punch:
I agree with every shutdown and safety precaution being taken… safety first… but this sucks even more cause all I’ve been waiting to do is play in front of a packed Wrigley. #oneday #whenthetimeisright
— Jason Kipnis (@TheJK_Kid) March 16, 2020
We’ve been waiting for that, too, Jason. And we’ll keep on waiting. Doing the right things to stay away from groups of people, yes. But so badly missing the times when we didn’t have to, and (im)patiently awaiting the time when we don’t have to anymore.
The thing about sports that made them so vulnerable to this pandemic is the very thing that makes them so great: huge groups of people coming together closely to experience something that makes them feel.
And it's the thing that'll bring them back when the time is right.
— Brett Taylor (@Brett_A_Taylor) March 13, 2020