With A Lull In The Games Get Out And Play Ball
We sports nuts turn on the TV in search of something interesting to watch and find, well, nothing. This is, in short, the most boring time of the year to be a sports fan.
Baseball’s season is in the beginnings of separating the really good teams from the really bad ones as it settles into its 162-game grind. The PGA Tour is playing low-name events in places like Wilmington, N.C., and Dublin, Ohio. The NBA and NHL are in the playoffs, but unless you’re into a particular team, that’s all meaningless. The NBA is really dull in these early playoff games, too; the league is pretty much just in a holding pattern until the inevitable Warriors-Cavaliers final.
Wimbledon is some weeks away and golf’s next major, the U.S. Open, isn’t until mid-June.
Heck, even all the college football spring games are done.
What’s a sports fan to do in these “tweener” months, to use a sports phrase? SportsCenter is a snoozer with those they-all-look-the-same highlights of baseball, basketball and hockey. The games on TV now are just one in a long series of games that, in the case of baseball, will go on until October.
There is, of course, the Indy 500 on Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend. While that’s a long event (3-plus hours) it does have the courtesy to start early in the day (noon Eastern time) and provides something to tune into while getting ready for a bbq, the beach or a festival.
And speaking of getting out and doing things, that’s what fans should be doing now and until the fall anyway – getting out playing sports rather than watching them.