The new reality.

We are entering unchartered territory.

Will there be baseball in two weeks? What will it look like? Will teams be playing to empty ballparks? Will teams find a neutral field? Or will the season just be delayed?

The NBA suspended its season because one of its players got it.

The NCAA Tournament will go on, but players only.

Soccer is debating its fate but who cares?

And the Tampa Bay Rays have become sports focal point on playing games with no fans in attendance. Virus or not, they do that on a regular basis.

What we do know is the Rangers opening series in Seattle won’t happen in Seattle. 

What we don’t know is whether the Rangers opening series in Arlington in their shiny new Ballfield will happen. 

The reality is, it’s not as much a health issue as it is a legal issue. No team, which means no owner, wants to be liable for any fan attending one of its games contracting the virus, then, as lawyers do, blaming it on the team. Even though every fan who would have attended would have known the risks. In America, you blame someone else for your shortcomings. That’s how America works. 

So, welcome to the reality of things. We will return to normalcy one day. Just be patient. This might take a while.



They say laughter is the best medicine. Right now, it’s the only medicine.