I put this on Twitter yesterday (here) and it’s still getting retweeted.
Even Gordon Wittenmyer liked it.
IF baseball happens…
Take that massive video scoreboard at Wrigley (and every ballpark) and turn it into a massive Zoom (or whatever app) meeting of baseball fans.
And live-broadcast their cheers in the ballpark.
Yes of course there would be a concern about people showing private parts or yelling something non-pc.
But those are details that, should MLB actually do something like this, they could figure out.
(Like, off the top of my head it... if enough people participated then the individual pictures should be small enough to not notice a penis, and the sound ought to be one big ballpark noise rather than individual voices.)
No it’s not like being at the ballpark, but if I could watch the game in my house and cheer on the Cubs, knowing that my voice would be pumped in to Wrigley Field along with hundreds or thousands more?
I’d go hoarse in my living room.
Someone is 99.99% certain baseball will happen this summer?
Hey it was right there on the news, so it MUST BE TRUE!
Well, I don't know.
I couldn’t pay attention to the actual story because they were showing old footage of young Eloy Jiménez smacking a homer off Pedro Strop, which made me two kinds of sad. (One: Jiménez not being a Cub and Two: Strop not being a Cub.)
I saw the article about baseball in Taiwan being played in front of cardboard cutouts for the "crowd".
And... ahahh! Here's the Baseball-Might-Happen story from USA Today.
Start in June, re-structure the league based on geography so teams restrict travel.
The Cubs would still be in the Central along with teams that are nearby.
So still lots of Cards, Reds and Brewers, White Sox and... Indians.
Along with Twins, Royals, Tigers, Braves.
In empty ballparks with the remote possibility of allowing fans in ballparks at the end of the season/playoffs.
But the most important part is: "...pending approval of medical experts and providing that COVID-19 testing is available to the public..."
The testing thing is... well, you know.
Anyway, a glimmer maybe?
Lastly, I recommend you try this at home:
Okay just kidding.
Unless you want whoever you're quarantining with to brain you with a pan or something.