Here in the US, our “motherhood and apple pie” sport is a few weeks away from making an attempt to have a season…or sorts. Baseball, yes, this is a post about sports, but I haven’t had one since April, when I briefly mentioned the NFL Draft. The reason for the “maybe” in the title is several players are opting to sit this short season out, some are sidelined by the virus, some might protest and some don’t want to leave their families to play 60 games in less than 70 days.
No matter. Major League Baseball will literally be the only game in town, at least when the diminutive season begins. People will be watching, screaming (at TV sets), drinking and gambling to their isolated heart’s delight. Given the way the teams will play (10 games against each division team and 5 games against the same geographic division in the other conference (American League/National League), my favorite team will not be on TV around here. The Pirates are in the NL’s Central Division, so, 40 games there and 20 against the AL Central teams. But, as MLB’s Commissioner says:
“Major League Baseball is thrilled to announce that the 2020 season is on the horizon”
Amazingly, as you can plainly see in today’s gallery, I think the birds in the park heard this news.
This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s fun weekly series One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner, I’d encourage you to join in on the fun. You can follow this link to participate and to see the one-liners from the other participants.