I think it’s just the opposite. Baseball was incredibly important to the country after 9/11. I think it’s important in this time of suspended normalcy to give people something familiar to follow. Something other than death and fear. We shouldn’t underestimate how brutal the next month will be....so much worse than March. We’ll need something to help lead us out of this. That’s part of what has been great about baseball in our history. It’s restorative. Starting the season will have important symbolism when we’ll really need it. And when the fans return later on it will be a huge part of healing. I sound sappy saying it, but I really believe it’s important.
I love the move to go to Givens for Torres in the 8th! Risky to go with Armstrong to close with only 4-run lead. I think I would have gone to Harvey even though not a save situation. Hope he gets in the game in high leverage tomorrow.