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Baseball season resumes in South Korea without spectators Photo by Jong Hyun Kim/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

This past week, Taiwanese baseball games began to open to a select few (and of course socially-distanced) human fans. Until now, KBO and CPBL games have featured a mix of cardboard cutout fans, in addition to some robot fans. But finally, we were able to see some real human beings in the mix.

Among them was Lin Wen-hsuan, a Fubon Guardians super-fan, who became the first in-season baseball fan to enter a regular season game in 2020.

I think I can speak for all of us when we all wish we could have been in her shoes.

Lin wasn’t the only fan garnering attention this week. We briefly mentioned the story of the 99-year-old Yankees fan who was missing his opportunity to throw out a first pitch due to the delayed season start. Well, Brandon Kuty went to talk to WWII veteran Louis Casbar, who was disappointed but understanding about the postponement of his opportunity.

It’s a good one to read with a box of tissues next to you, let me tell you.

And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster. Make it so.