Two Months In
May 13, 2020 | 1350 views | 0 0 comments | 190 190 recommendations | email to a friend | print
With the calendar now in the middle of May, it’s amazing to realize we have all gone two-plus months without watching a live sporting event.

Yes, we’ve had the NFL Draft and free agency and, trust me, from a sports radio host’s viewpoint it was necessary.

The future of Tom Brady, the new generation of quarterbacks, and the road for both the Jets and Giants 2020 season has been laid out.

In addition, ESPN’s The Last Dance has been riveting theater detailing the brilliance of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls.

It’s been a must-watch docu-series.

Sadly, The Last Dance ends this Sunday.

The week before Memorial Day weekend and the million-dollar question looms over our world of sports: when will the games return?

Long story short, we still don’t know.

Major League Baseball is close to finalizing their plan for a return, and on the surface many of the ideas make a ton of sense.

An early July return featuring an 81-plus game season against only your respective division and your geographic rival division to limit travel.

To the baseball traditionalist, there will be plenty of unwelcome changes, like a universal designated hitter and the expansion of the postseason.

I favor bringing DH to the National League, but I disagree with the playoff expansion. But at this point, who cares!

Assuming baseball gets the go-ahead from our top doctors and government officials to safely go through with some sort of season, I will take baseball anyway, anyhow.

There are legitimate concerns about the financial ramifications due to playing games without fans in the stands that the owners and the Major League Baseball Player’s Association need to work out.

I hear both arguments, but guess what, the folks suffering in this country are not going to want to hear the “woe is me” excuses from the owners or the players in these trying times.

There is serious work and compromise that needs to be achieved by both parties, but I refuse to believe that baseball’s owners and players can’t work out a deal if given the medical go ahead to play baseball.

There is too much on the line to let bickering and pettiness get in the way of the healing process of this country.

Will baseball be the first of the four major sports to hit the road to recovery? The next two weeks will be a telling tale for better or worse.

It’s very rare to get the Yankee and Met fan on the same side, but rallying for a safe start to the season is a cause that all baseball fans can rally around.

You can listen to me overnights from 1 to 6 a.m. on weekdays on WFAN.

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