The Boston Red Sox have lost four in a row after a 5-1 defeat at the hands of the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. A combination of quiet bats at the top of the lineup and bad breaks for starter Nathan Eovaldi led to the loss. Eovaldi cruised through the first three innings before…
And yet, I keep coming back to this: baseball has the best chance. It’s a no-contact sport in which the players rarely have to be within six feet of one another for any extended period of time. Social distancing is built in. If baseball can’t be played, other team sports have no hope - so you should be rooting hard for baseball even if you hate it.
In the midst of a global pandemic, certain rules make all the sense in the world. Others don’t. Outside the foul lines and between innings? The more the better. But if were going to go through all these measures … isn’t the point so that players can play the game on the field without significant limitation?
The Red Sox front office opted to release statements rather than hold a press conference after the Mookie Betts trade. Here's a rough translation for each of the four statements that used a lot of words but said pretty much nothing.