There was no crack of the bat, no footlong hot dogs, no umpire’s cry of “Play ball!” as opening day came and went for Major League Baseball with games indefinitely postponed by the coronavirus pandemic.
TICKET WINDOWS are closed at Kauffman Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals baseball team, Wednesday, in Kansas City, Mo. The start of the regular season, which was set to start on Thursday, is on hold indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The morning dawned bright and sunny over Kauffman Stadium, just to the east of downtown Kansas City. The outfield grass was a perfectly manicured ocean of green, the infield dirt brushed as if by a fine-toothed comb. In the air was a pervasive feeling of spring, of hope and opportunity and new beginnings.
DAYTON’S OBI Toppin (1) drives to the basket against St. Louis forward Jimmy Bell Jr. (32) during a game in January. After being voted the AP men’s college basketball player of the year Tuesday, he announced Wednesday that he will be moving to the NBA. (AP Photo)
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — A Washington State football player was found dead in his apartment by an officer who responded to a call for help involving “breathing problems,’’ Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said Wednesday.