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20 images that sum up the 2020 Cubs season

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This was quite the year.

We saw a baseball season in 2020 that was like no other — no fans, masked ballplayers, only 60 games, many other changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And just this week, we’ve seen the Cubs make one of the bigger trades they’ve made in recent years.

I am sure you’re with me in hoping we never see such a season again, and that life and baseball can return to normal in 2021.

With the year coming to an end, I’d normally post what I think are the “best” photos of Chicago Cubs baseball for the season just completed.

But given the strangeness of 2020, I thought I’d pick 20 images that, instead of necessarily being “best,” summed up the crazy year we’ve lived through. Masks, empty ballparks and remembering back only 10 months or so when baseball was being played in front of fans in spring training. March 2020 — seems like about five years ago, doesn’t it?

This year’s selection isn’t all “photos,” thus the headline — a couple of them are images from TV broadcasts, but they seemed important as part of 2020.

You might have another photo, or photos, that you would like to share with us regarding baseball in 2020. Leave them in the comments.

Here’s to a better ‘21.