The coronavirus epidemic has assured that, just like in all other school and professional sports leagues, there will be no Opening Day Baseball in Baltimore, DC. or anywhere else for that matter.
The image above is from the April 29, 2015 game in Baltimore between the Orioles and Chicago White Sox. The game was played in a stadium devoid of fans due to the civil unrest that occurred in the city after the infamous Freddy Gray death. Not that it matters, but the Orioles actually won this game.
As an avid baseball fan I am personally OK with the “no baseball” decision. I can’t help but think, however, of the economic impact that this one event will have on the city of Baltimore and the state of Maryland. It is a subtle reminder to me that there are hundreds or thousands of other examples of canceled activities that are effecting the economic well being of us all.
Dry today with near normal temperatures. pic.twitter.com/wo5i2f876S
— NWS Wakefield (@NWSWakefieldVA) March 26, 2020
Today’s weather would have given baseball fans a sunny day with temperatures near 60 degrees; nearly ideal conditions for a season beginning in March.
With no game today, though, I will look at the bright side of things. The Orioles can’t lose their first game today!
At the rate things are going with this epidemic and our nation’s response to it, I will go out on a limb and predict that the Baltimore Orioles will NOT lose 100 games this season!
Clouds will return tomorrow with a slight chance of showers. Temps will warm considerably, well into the 60’s. I wish the weather was as easy to predict as the immediate future of the Baltimore Orioles.