What a long strange trip it’s been.
Wild boar attacks. The hiring of not one, but two managers. The firing of not one, but two managers. A global pandemic. The cancellation of sports, world wide. Fighting between owners and players. Oh yeah. The Mets almost sold their team five or six times too.
Well, we finally have baseball. Granted, it’s only for 60 games. The National League will play with a designated hitter for the first time in history. Oh yeah. That pandemic is still hanging over everything like a black cloud. Seriously. Players are testing positive for Covid-19 left and right.
Also, a lockout after the 2021 season is all but a certainty at this point.
But, hey. Play ball, am I right? Right?
Well, we are going to just have to see how this all plays out. But for now, baseball is back. Opening Day is scheduled for July 23rd. (July 24th for the Mets.)
And guess who just might be available to play?
Yup. Jed Lowrie!
Kidding. No, I’m talking about Yoenis Céspedes! According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Mets’ outfielder may be ready to rock come Opening Day.
And he may not need his glove. Scroll back up. That’s right! The National League will be playing with a Designated Hitter in 2020.
Hold your horses, though. (No pun intended.) Until I see Céspedes at the plate with a bat in his hand, I’m going to remain skeptical.
But at the very least…
Something to keep our eyes on.