With the holiday weekend almost officially in the rearview, baseball diehards have surely started a countdown to the delayed Opening Day of the 2020 season. There are several unprecedented visuals that will take some getting used to as a result of games being played without fans, like watching home runs ricochet off bleachers as opposed to being devoured by a horde of nearby spectators, for example. Chicago Cubs slugger Kris Bryant gave us a legitimate preview of what this might look like during his latest batting practice session at Wrigley Field.
Anybody else find this bizarre and satisfying at the same time? We'll be the first to admit that having zero fans inside stadiums will suck the energy out of most games, but being provided with a more concentrated echo of the sweet sound when a hitter makes solid contact isn't a bad trade off.
Fans or no fans, the start of the 2020 season cannot come soon enough.