This article is part of our Regan's Rumblings series.
The NFL and "The Last Dance" have dominated the sports world in recent days, and deservedly so. The draft has always intrigued me as someone who likes to second-guess the picks and think that I could do better than guys like Bill O'Brien. TLD has been highly entertaining as someone who grew up watching Magic and Bird, and soon thereafter, Michael Jordan. Now though, we have potentially some good news for baseball fans.
ESPN's Jeff Passan reported recently that "it's just a matter of when, where and how" baseball will return this year. While there is no guarantee or semblance of a guess as to how many games we'll get, I'm starting to think I'd take the over on .5 games played in 2020. The White House and the coronavirus task force appears to be very interested in having sports play a role in getting things "back to normal" in the coming weeks/months. So, for now, we'll be optimistic and say that we're watching actual games on or before the 4th of July. Imagine that day — firing up the grill, cracking a cold one and watching actual baseball. Sounds like heaven.
As we wait, here are a few questions I have around playing time.
Despite going just 1-for-20 this spring, Reddick apparently was in line to open as the Astros' starter in right field. Tucker, meanwhile, went 0-for-16 to start play but finished with eight hits in his final 13 at-bats,