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Weird coronavirus baseball would be better than no baseball

Picture it: Fenway Park, Oct. 2, 1978. The Yankees trail the Red Sox, 2-0, in the top of the seventh, with men on first and second and two outs. Bucky Dent, facing ex-teammate Mike Torrez, fouls a ball off his foot and hobbles toward the direction of the visiting dugout. Mickey Rivers: “Bucky, your bat is cracked! Here, use mine!” Dent: “Sorry, Mick. That wouldn’t be honoring best practices.” (Dent strikes out and the Yankees lose.) We are looking at one weird 2020 baseball season, if we’re fortunate enough to get a season at all. It’d be a wonderful weird. A greatly appreciated weird. Weird nonetheless. see also ...