Bernie on the Scene: Social Distancing and Baseball
Bernie on the Scene: Social Distancing and Baseball

This article is part of our Bernie on the Scene series.

I am writing from the confines of my home and not from a press box. I know it is best that I adhere to everything I am hearing and reading about the pandemic we face. But I refuse to be obsessed with it. I respect the damage it can do, but like you, I am respectful of the power of the virus and I am taking precaution and great care.

Bored yet? I certainly am. I don't have to get up and go to a traditional office every day. My office is usually a press box somewhere in this country.  At this time of year I would be in Maryvale or Scottsdale. Glendale or one of some other Dale in the greater Phoenix area. That is not to be.

Less than 24 hours after I stated on twitter I would take a safe route to good health and stop attending spring training games, MLB shut them all down — and delayed the regular season.

So here I am. I'm thrilled I can communicate with you via this article and on Twitter. You, along with the great company of my wife Lynn will keep me going. The two of us are "social distancing."

GROUND BALLS

I was fortunate to see games every day in both Arizona and Florida before the world stopped.

I saw plenty of starting pitchers and enough relievers to keep me humming. I try to take notes on every player I see. 

In spring training there are

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Bernie Pleskoff
Bernie Pleskoff is a former professional scout for the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners.
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