It's growing increasingly difficult for fans to reckon with the reality of Major League Baseball right now. There's been nothing to show for over two months of petulant bickering between owners and the players' association.
The black eye currently imposed on the sport is greater than it's been in some 25 years, and what makes the predicament all the more maddening is the fact that it's entirely self-inflicted. All the fans and majority of players want is to get the 2020 season up and running.
Amid the doom and gloom surrounding MLB, Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson took to Twitter to convey that he misses baseball as much as the fans.
This tweet is so simple, but it really speaks volumes.
Anderson would love nothing more than to pimp home runs and showcase the new bat flips he learned this offseason. It must be gutting for him to know that the league and MLBPA (mostly the league) can't manage their lone job, and that is get the players back on the diamond as efficiently as possible amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The 26-year-old infielder emerged a star for Chicago last season. Not only did he capture the AL batting title with a .335 average, but he mashed 18 home runs and set career-highs with a .357 OBP, .508 SLG and .865 OPS.
Anderson is probably crushed that he isn't able to build off that momentum, and rightfully so. We can only hope that the young stud is back showcasing his engrossing swagger in the near future.