I wake up the morning of July 23, 2020, with a feeling of anticipation, one I haven’t experienced in over four months. The sun is shining – it’s been a beautifully hot summer in my part of the world so far, but I haven’t been appreciating it enough, as days turned into weeks without my usual baseball routine in place. I’ve taken the next two days off work, giving myself a nice long four-day weekend. I feel light and optimistic for the first time in what seems like forever, for today, my 39th Opening Day as a baseball fan, there is finally something to look forward to.
BASEBALL IS BACK.
— Gail Johnson ?? (@GJOH29) July 23, 2020
As I get ready for the day and have some light-hearted fun on social media, I think about how the last four months feel more like four years, and how, like most people, my perspective on life and the game has been altered forever.