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