They say we are going to have Baseball live in stadiums. Some but not all of our favorite players will get out there and play for a stadium full of cardboard cut outs of fans. Cardboard people to represent ourselves because we are banned?! But it gets better because we will apparently purchase these cut outs for $100. Willingly.
SO HERE IS THE SCHEDULE FOR NOW
BUT I’M NOT CLEAR ON WHERE THAT LEAVES ME AND OTHER FANS AS FAR AS WATCHING OR ATTENDING OURSELVES. WILL WE BE ALLOWED IN THE STANDS NOT SIMPLY TO ASSURE THAT OUR CUT OUTS ARE COMFY.?
February 22nd 2020 was pre-shut down, but just! Noteworthy because I was in Scottsdale AZ for my annual birthday/spring training happy time right before the crowds arrive. I’ve written before about my feelings on spring training games so normally I’d be watching workouts the day before first game.
This year everything was different (a preview of things to come?) on that 222 we were hosting the Dodgers in the first Spring Training game! I took very few pictures from my first bad seats ever in Scottsdale Stadium the rest was a bad blur of blue. I was feeling like a stranger where normally its myself and 30 other SF Giants fans with our feet up.
I know its just practice and it doesn’t count but I physically am not capable of watching those guys beating up on my guys any time so on a beautiful spring day? Nope.
After the 2nd Dodger HR ball left the stadium to the delight of all their fans -I looked up at the scoreboard and saw 2 2 2 haunting me realizing after 63 years that 2 is NOT my lucky number! I had to leave. Of course leaving a game early for me was unprecedented. Very soon after it was also regretted it would seem to be the only baseball I would see that season.
‘MLB Network just showed the full schedule for every NL West team except the Giants. ‘
“It’s an Even Year, guys!”— Alex Pavlovic (@PavlovicNBCS) July 6, 2020