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Outside The Confines: Baseball is back!

We started the season with an augmented postseason and a rain delay. Get wacky.

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Baseball’s Opening Day Begins Shortened Season Without Fans Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images

We got here, folks. It has been touch and go for the last several weeks, and even leading up to the first pitch of Thursday’s game in Washington DC to kick off the first game of the 2020 season.

Young Nationals phenom Juan Soto tested positive for COVID-19 right before the game obviously raising some questions about the potential exposure of fellow players which could now lead to spread through both teams. The game went ahead as scheduled.

Then, as if the baseball gods wanted the last laugh, the game was paused in the sixth inning for what looked like an actual monsoon.

But let’s dive into all the articles and stories talking about the actual, real return of baseball. (And a little about a tiny contract extension in Los Angeles, too.)

  • Right off the bat, Mike Trout cleared the air. He’s in.

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