This pandemic sure has thrown a wrench in the sports world, both nationally and locally. If you are a sports fan, you certainly know this to be true.

It all began as you remember with the delay of the Major and Minor League Baseball season and the pause of the NHL, NBA, AHL seasons, in addition to the stoppage of local high school sports.

For me, once the NHL and NBA seasons resumed, it seemed weird watching hockey and basketball in the heat of summer. Especially since the time between the end of the seasons and the beginning of the 2020-2021 season is a lot shorter.

Even though Major League Baseball season was shorter than normal, I think we got in a good season, and congratulations to the Los Angeles Dodgers for winning the World Series, although I was rooting for the Tampa Bay Rays.

As for our Rumble Ponies, I am sad that their season was cancelled. The owners and staff do an amazing job putting together a great team, promotions and just an amazing experience for the fan. Hopefully, the 2021 season will get back to normal.

High school and college sports have had a rough go of it too, and I feel for those athletes who are not able to play the sport that they cherish. While there is high school football being played in Pennsylvania, watching the games in the stands has been limited in number which is disappointing for not only the fans but for the players as well.

Watching the professional teams play with few or no fans has certainly been eerie. Cardboard cutouts is a great idea, but there is nothing like the view and sound of a stadium full of rowdy fans. Let's hope we can get back to a somewhat normal sports world soon. For those of us who love sports, it can't happen soon enough.

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