SUBJECT: Play Ball, Maybe?
Hey there, ***ADD FIRST NAME HERE***
If you’re a baseball fan, I commiserate with you. We should be well into the season, yet no inside curve-balls have been tossed, no suicide squeeze plays have been called, nor has a manager kicked dirt on an umpire’s shoes in earnest. Oh, the tragedy.
But fear not. As we sit isolated, Major League execs are making plans. What are they? Some are thinking about an 80 game season (about half as many as usual). Some are considering more interleague play so natural geographic rivals will be playing each other more often. Some are saying every game will feature designated hitters. And all are preparing for the games to be played in empty parks.
Not the same at all. But Cody Bellinger and Pete Alonso will still be sending balls downtown. Jason Verlander and Max Scherzer will still be making batters look silly at the plate. Ron Acuna, Jr. and Mallex Smith will still be stealing bases like Bonnie and Clyde robbed banks. And broadcast announcers will still be filling our ears with corny metaphors and similes like that Bonnie and Clyde reference.
It won’t be the same. It won’t be normal. But it can still be a lot of fun. Today, we need to be creative in solving our own immediate problems. We may not pitch a perfect game. But, at the end of the season, you know what counts as much as a perfect game? A win. Let’s win this season.
What creative ideas are you considering to get a win?