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There's no crying in baseball

Not so sure that rings true this year
March 27, 2020

Thursday was supposed to be opening day for Major League Baseball, but that will not happen for at least a few months. The most optimistic possible opening day is sometime in early to mid-June. We can all hope this is the case.

For people who need a baseball fix right now, I’m going to give you my favorite baseball book to read. The title is 'Three Nights in August' by Buzz Bissinger.

This book was published in 2005. It is an inside look into the St. Louis Cardinals' preparations for a series against the Chicago Cubs in 2003. It gives you great insight as to how the Cardinals manager,Tony LaRussa, and his staff got the team prepared and provides a look into the workings of their clubhouse overall. I hope you like it as much as I did.

Coming back to present, I think the decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics was a no-brainer, given the current health situation around the world. There was no way Japan could safely hold the games in July, considering all the people they would have congregating in one spot for that long. In addition, many of the qualifying events have been canceled due to the virus. So there was no fair way for the teams to be selected. Nothing is official yet, but the Games will be held at some point in the summer of 2021.

In golf, unless the PGA tour season starts by June, I think the Ryder Cup should be postponed until 2021 as well because they won’t have enough tournaments to have a fair qualification system for either team. This would not be an unprecedented move. The Ryder Cup was postponed to 2002 after the terrorist attacks in 2001. Nonetheless, it all still stinks!

Be safe and stay well.

  • A 2002 Cape grad and 2007 UD grad, Lewes resident Sumner Spence is one of the Cape area's biggest sports fans. Wheelchair-bound his entire life, he has lived vicariously through his sports-playing father, brother, and friends, who gave him his love of sports. He hopes to provide new and interesting perspectives on the sports stories and issues of the day. Email Sumner at sumspence@gmail.com.

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