I got to say -- this all really sucks. Yes, there are much bigger things in life than baseball happening right now... but that doesn't mean that we can't say this sucks. It sucks for the kids that aren't going to get to make the trip to Cooperstown for little league. It sucks for the kids in their last year of little league that dreamed of playing in the World Series. It sucks for the high school players that were never going to get to play at the next level being forced against their will to hang up their cleats before they were ready. It sucks for the players in programs that have cancelled baseball all together. It sucks for the college seniors that saw their careers come to an abrupt halt. It sucks for the Milb players that saw their teams fold. This just sucks.
First my kid had his spring season cut short. Then he got a call from his summer ball coach in the Northwoods that his temporary spot had evaporated due to the closing of the Cape and better players becoming available. So he scrambled and found a spot in the MINK league, which first postponed the start of the season and now -- today -- canceled the entire season. That sucks.
So what does he do? Heads down to the garage to lift using his homemade concrete weights and home built squat rack (he wanted to build it since he needed a project to fill his time) and then heads over to his plyowall setup to throw. Couldn't be more proud.
Frankly-- the resiliency all of our players everywhere are showing throughout all of this should be applauded. As adults -- we are used to disappointments and bouncing back. But our kids are not -- not like this. I have always felt that baseball was a metaphor for life -- never has that been more true than today.
I don't know why I felt like venting -- but let me close by giving a shout out to every player. everywhere for their enduring spirit.