Sound of Silence: Baseball Thinking Ahead to Silent Stadiums
(AP) — Seattle Mariners catcher Tom Murphy is thinking ahead while also trying to stay in shape. The veteran is thinking about how baseball strategy might need to shift in empty stadiums if playing without fans becomes necessary during the coronavirus pandemic. The crack of the bat and the pop of a glove might resonate with a rich, deep echo that invokes the nostalgia of the game when the Major League Baseball season finally gets underway. But the silence also means the whispers of the past might now be clearly heard.