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Outside The Confines: Games, games, beautiful games

I don’t care if they “don’t count.”

San Diego Padres v Seattle Mariners Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images

It has been a long, hard year, something I think most of us can attest to. 2020, among other things, brought us a shortened 60-game baseball season, denying most fans their most beloved distraction. Obviously there were very good reasons for the season being shortened, but now, as spring training 2021 has started on time, fans have reason to hope for a full season this year.

Parks across the Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues welcomed fans (in reduced numbers, of course) back to the best place in the world: the baseball stadium. Some games were shortened by several innings, but all the same, it was live baseball on our TVs and on our radios.

I don’t care if you think spring training games don’t count for anything. The wins felt like wins, and just seeing baseball played again made me feel lighter and happier.

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