Thursday, June 25, 2020

Why The Hysterics Over COVID-19 in Professional Sports?

Alex Berenson gets this right:
The media has gone crazy about this. Back in March that was understandable. In the two-and-a-half or three months since, as more data has come out, it has become clear this is something that we can manage.
I hate the way sports leagues are opening up. They’re opening up like this is a major danger to the athlete. It’s not. 
(via Paul Finebaum)



  1. Indeed. For that matter, why the hysterics over any activity? Herd immunity is the only thing that will quench the spread of the virus. What is the point of delaying the process?

  2. I have been saying this for months now. And I have been trying to figure out a thoughtful way to express this, because sports, and especially baseball, are a huge part of my life. I have been a season ticket holder up until I had little ones running around. My love of the game goes back to playing what we used to call fast pitch, where you draw a strike zone on the wall of the grammar school and play batter vs pitcher using a rubber ball for hours with your friends.

    Some of these players are acting like an outbreak is going to kill everyone. Some have even said, like Ian Snell, that they are putting their lives on the line. I don't expect professional athletes to be extraordinarily intelligent, but I expect them to show some evidence of physical bravery. I must have been mistaken.


    1. Remember fast pitch just as you described it,on the wall of the grammar school. We used a tennis ball. Showing my age I guess.

  3. David,

    You may have been mistaken about the physical bravery of professional athletes, but you made my day with your reminder of the game of "fast pitch." Many of my youthful hours were spent playing fast pitch up at the public playground. Thanks for the smile you produced on my face and I'm sure on the faces of many other seasoned citizens!

  4. I think its great that its been demonstrated that life continues on without sports. Give the athletes and organizations some much needed humility.