Chicago Cubs: Baseball could stop the spread of COVID-19

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MLB and the Chicago Cubs have decided to suspend spring training and the first two weeks of the season due to COVID-19; now America needs her pastime more than ever.

There is almost no one in the world that isn’t aware of COVID-19. This, of course, is the virus that has caused the deaths of people around the world and many major sports to be canceled due to worries about the virus and spreading.  Experts have already said that the United States could easily slow and even stop the spread of the virus by more isolation in society.

“Sorry, Pete, can’t watch the game with you… it’s safer these days to just stay home!”

That’s what many businesses and even the government is beginning to realize as schools start to close, that parents should also be home for their families.  Why not have dad working at home if he has the capability to do it?

Of course, this leaves construction workers out unless we’re talking remodel during quarantine… Maybe moms will be taking all the bandwidth in the house while dad is making a second level (or a bunker depending on your level of isolation). Kids will surely be doing distance learning classes online.

That makes me wonder if we have enough bandwidth for my neighborhood or block? Geez, if everyone is going to be home and on the internet, maybe it’s a good time now to pump up the volume? Hopefully, COMCAST is reading this (or your local provider), cause they are going to need a lot of bandwidth!

So that brings me to baseball. If you have come to grip with the fact that we are probably going to be in our homes in the very near future, with minimal social contact, then you might understand why we need baseball.  Can you pretend to understand? Good.

This reminds me of the days of WGN when there was nothing else to do and no other channels to enjoy, except WGN. You see, that’s how the Chicago Cubs became a household name, and they could be that again and much more right now.