There are a lot more important things going on in this world than the cancellation of, at best, a few ball games, and at worst, the 2020 WMSPL season. Everyone is doing their best to STOP THE SPREAD and FLATTEN THE CURVE and, in a move I'd never even thought about, everyone's email sign-off is now STAY SAFE. It's like there's a serial killer on the loose, and in a way, there is.
Yesterday, the provincial government extended the declaration of a state of emergency a further 28 days, to May 12. That, essentially, makes it ILLEGAL to play ball.
It was the right thing to do. And I doubt it'll be the last extension.
The WMSPL is still planning on having a season. Since the latest news says nothing can happen until May 12, the best case is we start playing June 1. Don't hold your breath on that one. An ever-so-slightly more realistic plan has the league playing a 27-game regular season starting July 3. But a full cancellation is on the table, and getting more realistic every day.
You don't need me to tell you that we will, in fact, get through this. Everyone says this, even the Queen. So if we don't all get together to play ball, have some laughs, and argue whether or not that guy is a dick for throwing that other guy out at first from left field, it's not the end of the world. It's not.
As the most frequent writer for this site, and now a member of the WMSPL executive, I feel like I can speak (at least a bit) for the Falcons and the league:
THANK YOU. Thank you to the health care workers who are braving it every day, diving into the front lines, scared shitless, and doing it to save the rest of us. Thank you to the essential business employees, the grocery store staff, the beer store staff, the LCBO staff, the staff of all the stores that need to stay open so we can keep going with the smallest sense of normalcy. And heartfelt condolences to anyone who has either contracted the virus, or knows someone who has, or, heaven forbid, has lost someone close to this scourge.
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Much like Storm, everyone is cheering against the virus. And again much like Storm, the virus keeps winning. But ultimately, we'll all beat this, and we'll be able to get back to the most trivial of activities that we previously were taking for granted.
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NOT FOR LONG.
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