Friday, June 5, 2020

TODAY'S STARTING LINEUP IS - NOBODY


Helicopter view down into Busch Stadium, where the St. Louis Cardinals play. In a normal year, we would be a third of the way through the season. Something may start in July before empty stadiums. The leagues and divisions may be re-arranged so that teams only play others closest to them, minimizing travel. How the players will be protected on the field, in the dugout and in the locker room is uncertain. It is all being negotiated between the owners and players. I guess they will make what money they can from TV and the Internet.

Although I'm pretty put off by the crass commercialization of professional sports I still like baseball. I played it a a boy and spent happy hours in the cheap seats in Yankee Stadium (there used to be some). What did SImon and Garfunkle sing? Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio, our  nation turns its lonely eyes to you...                   

2 comments:

s.c said...

So nice to see al those landmarks from above.

bill burke said...

A beautiful view. Baseball is really different from when we were young. I remember paying two bucks for a bleacher seat on the day of the game at Fenway. I think it's around $25 plus they charge you for standing room only if there aren't any seats. I listen to games on the internet these days. Have a nice weekend, Bob.