With just a week into the Yankees 2020 season fans have had quite a blend of emotions. While the crack of the bat, hustle on the bases and defensive heroics have given us a sense of normalcy we have all craved. We have also seen the dark cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic remind us that this year is unlike any other.
The Yankees, Philles, Orioles and Marlins have already had their schedule disrupted due to an outbreak within the Marlins organization and fans lay in wait to see what is next. While expectations and hope that this is the end of any outbreaks, we cannot ignore the fact it can be a reality that the season never reaches the finish line.
Commissioner Rob Manfred has a full plate of questions on what MLB has planned for the future of 2020, How will game officials enforce the rules of social distancing? How will teams enforce the rules as well? What repercussions will players and staff face when they jeopardize health and safety? These are questions that can only be answered as the season pushes forward, and can only push forward when each individual involved takes the risk seriously.
Time will tell how far the 2020 season goes. And for the sake of baseball and the fans we can only hope that the season ends with the final out of the World Series.