The Chicago Cubs and 2020–am I right? Black Lives Matter. COVID-19. It’s coming to a head in 2020.
Well, the Chicago Cubs didn’t get COVID-19. The staff and a few coaches did (Tommy Hottovy, Mike Napoli), but no players. And the ONLY team has never had a player test positive for the coronavirus—Bravo for the Cubs. Every team had it. The Cards and the Marlins had games canceled for several days by it. The Cards are tied 1-1 with the Padres. The Cubs are still dealing with the Fish.
The year was all about Black Lives Matter, COVID-19, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and other Black Americans killed by police. Kris Bryant. Jason Heyward. Willson Contreras. All colors and nationalities of the Cubs were hooked on every word with BLM and the coronavirus.
The Cubs’ Ian Happ has given back to the COVID-19 efforts with Connect Roasters, donating $3 ($15 total) with every bag.
"“I’m very excited about this project,” Ian Happ said on an Instagram Live announcing the deal. “They have a great product. They’ve been a perfect partner through this entire thing. I’m so excited to give back and see what we can do to help the COVID relief efforts.”"
BLM, COVID-19 and the Black Americans killed by the police every day? It’s not right. And for me? I have cancer (2 years) with resection in September 2019. I have a black wife with a darling little girl (mixed) who turns two years on the 15th of December. You don’t think that Black Lives Matter doesn’t matter to me–because they do.
I spend my time with COVID going to the doctor every two weeks, with coronavirus testing every month. That’s it. I rarely get out of the car. And my right-side weakness and the seizures? Definitely not good, but I manage it.
But here I am, writing for Cubbies Crib and speaking about BLM and COVID. I can’t say it out loud, but I can write it. It is what it is. I fumble my words from time to time–that’s why I write. It’s a way of getting my words out.
I don’t know how long I’m going to do this. When I start ‘forgetting’ anything I write, then I’ll decide what to do. But until then, I’ll keep writing away.