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How the MLB season delay affects the Seattle Mariners

The Mariners and Rangers were set to square off for the third game of the 2020 MLB season tonight. In all likelihood, we would have seen Justus Sheffield make his season debut versus an above-average Texas lineup on a crisp night in downtown Seattle.

Instead, T-Mobile Park remains empty, much like its surroundings streets and neighborhoods. A season that was supposed to offer a glimpse into a promising future for the Mariners has become non-existent in the blink of an eye, replaced on the ROOT Sports airwaves by memories of a much simpler time, when baseball—and all major American sports, for that matter—was a dependable getaway from the noise of the outside world.