Random Notes & Thoughts
What one word would you use to describe our current state of affairs?
I would go with UNCERTAINTY which is defined as a “situation which involves imperfect and/or unknown information, regarding the existing state, environment, a future outcome or more than one possible outcomes.”
Just about everything seems to have a question mark next to it and planning is virtually impossible because we have no idea what the next day, week, month or even year will bring. Such is life in 2020.
I would hope you like me are outraged over the death of George Floyd, a 46-year old restaurant worker who died after being pinned to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer who pressed a knee into his neck for several minutes. There should be no debate about this horrific and unnecessary death and I can certainly understand why there would be protests and demonstrations.
However like we have seen in other cities I can’t understand why they become riots resulting in vandalism, looting, setting of fires and more which impact innocent people and businesses in the same communities you are supposedly standing up for. A truly sad state of affairs.
The status of the 2020 Major League Baseball season remains in doubt as owners and players appear far apart on financial issues to move things along. However I think it’s accurate to say there will not be a minor league season which is another downer for those of us who enjoy spending a summer night at FirstEnergy Park watching the Lakewood BlueClaws.
Of course there was no high school baseball season either but a group of coaches around New Jersey are working on a statewide tournament in July that would give players and teams a chance at getting back on the field.
The “Last Dance Tournament” would feature two 64-team brackets (North & South) and while not a high school event would allow basically the same teams to take the field that would have if we had a season.
There’s still a ways to go to make this a reality and for more on the story visit shoresportsnetwork.com.