There will be no baseball played today, though the calendars hung on refrigerators and bulletin boards tell us otherwise. There wasn’t any baseball played yesterday or last week. There will be no baseball played for the next month. Really, we don’t know when professional baseball will begin again.
The absence of baseball has left fans in a state of longing. The game’s purpose for us is all-encompassing, and its stead has only added to the uncertainty enveloping society. We’ve already provided lists of books, movies and rewatchable games to keep fans entertained without baseball.