Today should’ve been the day. It should have been the start of the MLB season. It should have been Opening Day 2020.
But it’s not. It’s just...another day. Today was supposed to be a day to throw any work by the wayside, put on your favorite/luckiest/best-looking baseball jersey, grab your go-to snacks/drinks/necessities for couch lounging, and sit your butt in that recliner for the forseeable future. However, we must go on. We have to. So in the spirit of Opening Day being postponed, I thought it would be a phenomenal idea to still go through the motions and carry-on as we all normally would.
The official Padres twitter account started off the day in the same spirit, posting a handful of pictures from Opening Days past.
A few #SDOpeningDay memories for #ThrowbackThursday pic.twitter.com/AAqNXBO5w2— San Diego Padres (@Padres) March 26, 2020
Wishing we were all gathered at @PetcoPark today!— San Diego Padres (@Padres) March 26, 2020
Enjoy these backgrounds for your virtual #SDOpeningDay meet ups and work from home set ups! pic.twitter.com/yKGy1SqSY7
Major Garret, Chief Washington Correspondent for CBS News, posted this awesome video basically calling Padres fans to arms with a tongue-in-cheek speech explaining why the San Diego fan base is built for this pandemic. They’re “durable” and already experienced with “social distancing”, poking fun at their usual “distance” between them and the first-place teams.
To #FriarFaithful my #OpeningDayAtHome message. We are doing the right things #AloneTogether And @Padres fans are ready for #COVID2019 challenges. @MLB pic.twitter.com/grYl7DOy8x— Major Garrett (@MajorCBS) March 26, 2020
Annie Heilbrunn is also bringing us some relatable content on this bummer of a day.
I reached out to #Padres fans to see how they would have spent Opening Day and what they're doing now that it's dark, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. A sometimes sad, sometimes funny, often poignant reminder of the way baseball touches so many:https://t.co/xaCI5I2gsR— Annie Heilbrunn (@annieheilbrunn) March 26, 2020
From here, I’d love it if we could all get together in the comments and simply share what we would be doing today if there was still baseball on the television. While there aren’t any games to watch, we still have the power to act like it.
I normally work from home so not a ton has changed, but if there was baseball on today, I’d defintely take my entire office and place it in from of my TV. Laptop, mouse, chair, desk, and even the bobbleheads because this is an important day, dang it. I’d acquire my finest pinstripes from the closest, throw my UGG robe over the top (don’t you dare judge me, it was a birthday present), and sit my happy self down. Oh, and you know I wouldn’t forget the zillion beers waiting for me in the fridge.
That’s a quick description of what my day would consist of, but the point of this is being able to hear what you all will be doing. We would all normally be sharing pictures and facebook statuses about our Opening Day actions anyway, so we might as well do it here. Feel free to share pictures and any other relevant information to really paint the picture that is your normal Opening Day ritual routine.