We all knew that the 2020 Major League Baseball season was going to be weird. Between the social distancing, the 60-game schedule and the Blue Jays not having a home yet, it's set up to be quite the ride over the next few months. We're just two games in after yesterday's Opening Night matchups, and the weirdness has already begun.
First, in Los Angeles during last night's game between the Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants, a balloon mysteriously dropped in on the field during the game. Keep in mind there are no fans in the stands, so no one is quite sure where this balloon came from. It just slowly fell onto the field and no one really looked like they knew what to do with it.
Thankfully the Dodgers' bat boy came to the rescue.
Strange times in Dodger Stadium.
Meanwhile, in Boston this morning, there's debate over whether or not Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is throwing out the first pitch at tonight's Red Sox game.
The governor's office released a statement this morning saying the Baker would throw out the first pitch at an empty Fenway Park, but Red Sox president Sam Kennedy claimed otherwise on The Greg Hill Show on WEEI.
"I can confirm that it is not Gov. Baker," Kennedy said. "We hope he's going to be there but I can confirm he is not throwing the pitch."
Again, this seems like a situation where no one really knows what's happening.
Oh, and I almost forgot to mention, in addition to those two incidents, we also got a look at an evil Rob Manfred during last night's Nationals-Yankees game.
Like I said, strange times.
Matthew Atkins, Journalist and Baseball fan.