Although massive cancellations and delays have rocked the sports world, there are two positive takeaways to focus on for the Chicago Cubs and their fans.
Schools are closed. Supermarket shelves are empty. The Chicago Cubs won’t be playing baseball on Opening Day.
No, that’s not the plot of a bad apocalyptic movie set on Chicago’s North Side – it’s the reality in America today.
Measures being taken to slow the spread of coronavirus have affected nearly every aspect of life as we know it. For millions of Americans, one of the hardest things to swallow has been the cancellation or delay of major sporting events.
Now, that is certainly not to say that sports are more important than containing a global pandemic. Absolutely not. But sports are a huge part of many people’s lives. Without them, things feel even less “normal” than they already are.
Over the past few days, concerns over the spread of COVID-19 have led to the NCAA Men’s and Women’s College Basketball Tournaments being canceled, the NBA and NHL seasons being suspended, and most recently MLB’s Opening Day being delayed at least two weeks.
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While news networks and social media are filled with scary headlines and arguments over how to best handle the outbreak, it can be hard to focus on anything but the negative, but that’s exactly what we need to do – both in your personal life and when it comes to the sports we know and love.
With that in mind, although the delayed start to the season is certainly disappointing to the Cubs and the team’s fans, it does have two big benefits. In fact, you may enjoy baseball even more whenever the season does start than you would have if it had begun on March 26th.