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Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo
on missing Opening Day,
coping with 'strange time'

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Posted By: StormCnter, 3/27/2020 7:34:24 AM

Today, we were supposed to be flying out from spring training, all excited for the start of a new season and on the plane to Milwaukee for Opening Day. As the weeks go on, all of us are going to be missing baseball more and more. I miss playing already. I miss being around the guys. It's why I believe you have to keep your brain moving in some way. Athletes are in such a marathon mode during the season and now we have to turn that mentally off, while still staying physically fit. It's just such a strange time. The more all of us

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Reply 1 - Posted by: StormCnter 3/27/2020 7:38:37 AM (No. 359478)
We held Texas Ranger season tickets for 42 years until age and mobility finally caught up with my husband. We didn't miss many of the home games and were avid viewers of the televised and radio broadcasts of the away games. I miss those days. (And the nachos, which were first introduced to baseball stadiums by a Texas Rangers' entrepeneur.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: cor-vet 3/27/2020 8:41:57 AM (No. 359528)
So sad. Words can't express how sad it makes me that a bunch of millionaires playing a kids game aren't playing!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 3/27/2020 9:35:23 AM (No. 359584)
We were supposed to go to Scottsdale this past week to attend several Cubs spring training games. Anthony, we will be playing ball later in April. Count on it. My wife and I watched a replay of the 2016 World Series Game 7 between Cleveland and the Cubs on MLB TV the other night. Being an original northsider myself, the experience was the coolest thing that happened to me in a long long time. Hang on, brother, you will get through this. Like David Ross told you in the dugout late in Game 7 when you asked him how to find stress relief during the game, he said, "just breathe...all you have to do is just breathe".
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 3/27/2020 9:51:28 AM (No. 359600)
Besides, I am just hoping the Grand Junction Rockies will still have a season.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: MDConservative 3/27/2020 10:14:12 AM (No. 359636)
Baseball and other sports continued through two world wars...not just the pros, but the general public and amateur play.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly 3/27/2020 11:57:02 AM (No. 359799)
ESPN, desperately trying to come up with sports related stories.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: WimeTarmerFable 3/27/2020 4:04:29 PM (No. 360104)
That 7th Game in Cleveland! about 10 of us were watching and IM'ing the whole time, "It's just like we are watching this together!" What made it a double play was our Little League team won the LL World Series that year. That paraded was awesome! The CUBBIES winning it all was spectacular!
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