SI Senior Writer Tom Verducci shares his thoughts surrounding the delay of Opening Day, highlighting specifically the Opening Day traditions of the Cincinnati Reds. Verducci also specifically mentions the Stowe Family of Cincinnati, whom he calls "The First Family of Opening Day" Verducci and SI's Ryan Asselta also commiserate about the delay and talk about the alternative ways of celebrating Opening Day in the strange era of the coronavirus pandemic. MLB Opening Day was originally scheduled for March 26th.
MLB's 2020 Season Could Potentially Share Similarities with Its Wild 1981 Shortened Season
For today's Daily Cover, SI senior writer Tom Verducci took a look back at another delayed season in MLB history. In 1981, the league was fraught with distrust between players and owners which led to the players holding out until August with a strike. The 1981 MLB season was wild ...read more