A year ago this weekend, the Giants and A’s were just beginning their 2020 seasons in late July. Baseball stadiums across the country were welcoming players and coaches — but not fans — after sitting totally empty since spring training.
Flash forward to now, and the scenes at the Bay Area’s two ballparks are remarkably normal: Kids with homemade signs of support, players tossing foul balls to fans and bleacher bums heckling the opposing left fielder.
While a baseball stadium filled to the cheap seats feels like cause for celebration, it can also serve as a reminder of what and who we lost to the pandemic: The number of reported American coronavirus deaths would fill the Coliseum 13 times.
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The emotional toll of lost loved ones, financial stress and social sacrifices can’t be undone by a sunny day at the ballpark, but the scene sure looks more pleasant now.
Even a keen …read more
Source:: East Bay – Entertainment