TAKE NO ONE OUT TO THE BALLGAME
In some places outside Wrigley Field, it looked like a typical Friday night with the Cubs playing on the road, as fans lined up to get into bars to watch the game.
But the team was right there, in a fan-free Wrigley Field. Same for the White Sox, playing at home in a nearly empty Guaranteed Rate Field, with a few fans gathered in the parking lot, creating a greatly scaled-down tailgate.
That’s what it’s like when Major League Baseball starts a delayed season amid a global pandemic.
There were festivities, but no fireworks, as the White Sox took the field. At Wrigley, there were a few fans, off in the distance, on the rooftops overlooking the ballpark.
LEFT: Fans walk by closed gates at Wrigley Field before the Cubs’ game Friday.
ABOVE: Sox and Twins players hold up a black ribbon on Opening Day in support of Black Lives Matter, with cutouts of fans who donated to White Sox charities in the background.