Cubs: Five things to do without baseball; Coronavirus edition

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Kerry Wood, Chicago Cubs (Credit: Jonathan Daniel /Allsport)
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Chicago Cubs: No better time to teach them your passions

You’ve got lots of emotions in your life. Whether it’s music, movies, books, hobbies, or sports, there’s no better time to impart a love for these things than when you’re bunkered down in your humble abode. Whip out the records, get outside and do some projects, or spend some quality time playing catch like John and Ray Kinsella.

If you’ve put off that man cave project in your basement, there’s no better time to go get your supplies from Home Depot, Lowes, or Menards and start figuring out where you’re going to put those bobbleheads of Javier Baez, Kerry Wood, and Ernie Banks.

Or maybe it’s time to put those Jerome Walton and Dwight Smith rookie cards to good use in your baseball card table or bar top. Either way, your wife will appreciate the efforts to clean up the basement and organize all the stuff you’ve had in Rubbermaid totes and boxes for 16 years. Your kids will appreciate helping you and learning all about what you love, too.

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If you’ve put off the garden, fence repair, or gallons of stain to redo the deck for a few years, now’s your chance to do that as well. Teaching your kids about maintenance, patience, hard work, and self-reliance hasn’t been this in demand since Emerson and Thoreau went out into the woods.

Plus, as with the getting in shape bit, you’ll be getting exercise, sun rays, and fresh air galore during your outside endeavors. Oh, and making memories that will last a lifetime.

Last but not least, if you really need your Cubs to fix and can’t wait any longer, grab your 2016 World Series box set and re-watch all seven games. But, space them out- savor the emotions and the end result.