Just 24 hours ago, in simpler times, I was confirming my travel plans for an eagerly awaited trip out to Opening Weekend in LA in just 14 short days, and here I sit after what feels like a full two weeks has already past, stunned, sad, and confused. Like most baseball and Dodgers fans, I feel lost. No baseball? What?? So it’s just going to…STOP? How long will it be gone? Where will the players go? What about their families, their development?
Keep the players safe, keep the fans safe, keep the club employees and everyone in the extended sports world safe, of course. But no sports? NO BASEBALL? This is so beyond normal that there isn’t a word for it.
Last night when news started ramping up on Twitter, I saw a quote from Dave Roberts to Pedro Moura of The Athletic:
“Until we get a handle on what’s real and what’s gonna happen,” Roberts said, “I think we’re just in a world of unknowns.”
And that was before MLB announced that the start of the season will be delayed by at least two weeks.
We need Joe and Orel, or Vin Scully, to have us all gather ‘round (virtually, of course) and tell us everything is going to be ok, but in their absence, we are here for you Dodgers Nation, and we want to know how you’re feeling.
Statement from the Dodgers. pic.twitter.com/lLEWgVuv0V
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) March 12, 2020
Here are a few reactions across social media so far…and it’s not even Friday The 13th yet!
— John H. Isles (@JHIsles) March 12, 2020
I have to say I can relate to this one:
— Nocturnal?? #WinForVin (@NocturnalGamin4) March 12, 2020
…and this one:
And the players, of course.
— Alex Wood (@Awood45) March 12, 2020
Needless to say, there’s much more to come on this and we will keep you posted throughout. We are all fans like you and want only safety and health for the entire Dodgers community and beyond, and will be taking it day by day. A world of unknowns, indeed.
Stay well, Dodgers Nation.