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Back at the ballpark for another season. Definitely a lot nicer with fans, albeit limited, back in the stadium. GABP has people situated in pods this year so "ungrouped" people aren't sitting together. Technically, people are supposed to be wearing their masks at all times but that went out the window real fast. At one point I looked up at the section of seats behind me and I saw 3 people actually wearing their masks. Apparently somebody complained to somebody else at some point so we told the powers that be, we can either do our jobs and make sure the players stay safe or we can be the mask police but they're both full time jobs so we can't do both. We decided that we'd say something if people were getting up and around, but since they were sitting with their own groups, to let it go if they were sitting.

On a positive note, I got to watch the best Opening Day in America from the swanky seats. Second game I was back down in the tunnel so I missed the "extracurricular activities" between the teams and had to watch the replay at home. Yesterday was back down in the tunnel protecting the visiting team (Cardinals) from the forces of evil, and since it was a Sunday game, ended up getting some of their leftovers from breakfast.
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Baseball is back!

And Michigan now has legal online sports betting. This could be bad--but so far I'm in the black.
 

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Yay baseball!

@jeb6294, I have always thought that it is so cool that you work security for the Reds. You have some very interesting perspective into the game because of it!

The Giants are playing the Padres right now. They managed to squeak out a win, 3-2, against them yesterday. Big bummer for the Padres is Tatis Jr. going down in the 3rd inning on an incredible overswing on strike three, where it looked like he overextended and apparently partially dislocated his left shoulder. It’s a real bummer to see anyone get hurt, and especially so when he’s one of the young stars of the game.
 

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So, first of all, snow at the end of April is bullshit. Unfortunately it started as pouring rain while the Reds/Diamondbacks were in the top of the 8th inning. If they'd stopped it half an inning sooner, between innings, then they may have called it but since they didn't so they waited forever to decide anything.

After a while some of the powers that be were down in the tunnel trying to decide what was going to happen and we told them, "yeah, uh, half the Diamondbacks already left to go back to the hotel."

Ran into some of the Diamondback players who were still there on my way out. They were not happy because none of them brought enough clothes. Told them that, in their defense, we don't usually get snow the end of April.
 

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But, they are able to check the weather before arriving? Ha, sorry. I saw it was snowing in my former state of inhabitance, Vermont, as well. But that's not totally abnormal there, so I didn't think that much of it.

Hey, baseball! It's still happening! Yay! Only a few instances of COVID, which was absolutely to be expected, I guess.
 

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Usually when they do a road trip that far from home, they string together several series in cities in a similar region. I’m not sure where else they were, but I do know they go back to AZ after the game tomorrow so we were the end of their road trip. Could be they were far enough out that the weather report wasn’t right yet or they may not have put much thought into it and just went on what the weather is usually like in Cindy at the end of April.
 

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Also, just got word that capacity is being bumped up too. Only from 30% to 40%, but at least it’s something.

For all the ranting and raving people were doing about playing their baseball to a full house, have there been any spikes in Texas?
 

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Of course! For as much as I watch baseball (which is a lot), I totally forgot that yeah, these people may have been traveling for a week or so before hand.

Also, I haven’t heard of any spikes in Texas, but I haven’t exactly been following Covid anything in Texas either.
 

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