Today was supposed to be the best day of the year, and a season that was full of hope for our beloved Atlanta Braves. But for now, that journey is on hold.
It's Opening Day! Or it was supposed to be for the Atlanta Braves and every team in baseball.
I'm going to be honest, what is supposed to be one of the best days of the year has become one of the more depressing.
And before I get too deeper, I always have to put in the disclaimer that I know there are more important things in life than baseball, and what's happening in the world right now is scary.
But that doesn't take away my depressing mood for being at home on what was supposed to be Opening Day with no baseball to watch.
This is the day I looked forward to the most every year.
Normally I take the day off from work, grill some hot dogs, make some nachos, and watch baseball from noon to midnight.
Just writing this is getting me even more depressed, but it's something I need to get off my chest.
I've been struggling to write lately. You may have noticed the site has slowed it's pace down quite a bit since the season was suspended. Honestly, I just don't have the will to write about the game I love anymore.
Normally I love watching old games and I do it all throughout the offseason, but I can't even stand to see old baseball games on TV right now because it makes it hurt that much more.
Maybe I'm being a bit too dramatic, and again, I know sports isn't everything and there are much bigger issues in the world right now.
But like many other people, sports is my escape from this world. Not that I live such a terrible life that I need to escape from, but I think most people need that hobby that is theirs.
This was supposed to be about the Braves World Series run being delayed, but it's turned into an editorial of my current state of affairs.
Today, Thursday, March 26, the Atlanta Braves were scheduled to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks in Arizona.
They likely would have faced Madison Bumgarner who is 7-3 lifetime against the Braves with a 2.73 ERA in 13 starts.
Mike Soroka would have made his first of many Opening Day starts for Atlanta facing a powerful Diamondbacks lineup that includes Starling Marte, Ketel Marte, Eduardo Escobar, Christian Walker, and David Peralta.
It would have been a great matchup and a good early test to see where these two National League contenders stand.
All of this was going to be the beginning of a magical season for the Braves, which could still happen at some point. But for now, that journey is put on hold.
And while it's sad, we pray everyone stays safe and smart during this time. Hopefuly we'll get our beloved game back sooner rather than later.