Clubhouse Chatter: If crowds were limited/precautions taken, would you sit outside with your family at an MLB game?

 
Updated 8/3/2020 6:05 PM

What the sports staff has to say now that the games have resumed.

Yes. As long as masks were mandatory and proper distancing, sanitizing, etc., were in place I would love to go to Wrigley Field on a sunny afternoon to watch a Cubs game. The biggest question would be how to pay for that ticket without selling everything I own.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

-- John Radtke

Assuming proper distance and all, it would be great to sit in the sun and watch a ballgame. I bet a lot of people would jump at the chance.

-- Barry Rozner

Yes. As long as safety measures were in place, especially spread out seating, I'd be good to go.

-- Scot Gregor

No, because there's no reason to go. Just watch it on TV until things get closer to normal.

-- Mike McGraw

Yes. And I'd go to inside events as well. Many of us are going to church, grocery stores, airports, etc. Why not attend a sporting event while practicing social distancing and wearing a mask? It can be done.

-- John Dietz

It just isn't worth the risk until we arrest the coronavirus' spread, and that will only come when more people wear a mask.

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-- Orrin Schwarz

I would. I've found I feel much safer outside in places like golf courses or state parks than indoors at a grocery store or bank.

-- John Lemon

Probably not. Too risky still at this point. Besides, as long as there is baseball on TV, the couch is still the best place to watch a game.

-- Joe Aguilar

I haven't even felt safe enough to eat inside in a restaurant yet, so I doubt I'd be willing to attend a professional sporting event until a vaccine becomes widely available.

-- Kevin Schmit

I would certainly attend live baseball under proper precautions, with my immediate family (no 88-year-old father).

-- Dave Oberhelman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

No. Baseball can't even protect its own players from catching the virus. We can eat peanuts and Cracker Jack at home.

-- Jerry Fitzpatrick

Tough call. If I knew I wasn't going to be near anyone for the entire game, I might consider it. But I usually prefer watching pro sports on television, anyway.

-- John Leusch

I would consider it if I could afford the tickets.

-- Patricia Babcock McGraw

Using a common-sense approach would seem to make sitting outside no more dangerous than visiting a grocery store or restaurant.

-- Mike Smith

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