Finding a baseball fix


CHANGES FOR THE DRAFT, CANCELING ALL PUBLIC EVENTS IN LAS VEGAS, WHERE THE DRAFT WILL TAKE PLACE.>>>MOST SPORTS TEAMS ARE HAVING A BIG ALTERATION TO THEIR SCHEDULE. BUT LOCAL BASEBALL TEAMS ARE TRYING TO MAKE THE BEST OF THIS UNUSUAL AND, IN SOME WAYS, BAD SITUATION.>>OUR DAVE CALABRO SHOWS US THE CHANGES THEY’VE HAD TO MAKE TO STAY HEALTHY.>>Reporter: GOOD EVENING, EVERYBODY. TODAY IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE START OF HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS, BUT ALL THE SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED. WE’RE AT WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL. IT IS STRANGE NOT SEEING ANY KIDS PRACTICING, NO BASEBALLS BEING THROWN AROUND. THIS PLACE IS ALL LOCKED UP. HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL PLAYERS TRYING TO STICK TO THEIR ROUTINE. ROUND-TRIPPERS BASEBALL ACADEMY IS OPEN, FOR NOW.>>IT SMELLS MORE LIKE A SWIMMING POOL HERE THAN IT DOES AN ATHLETIC FACILITY.>>Reporter: THIS PLACE IS GETTING A DEEP CLEAN. THE CREWS FOLLOW THE KIDS AROUND THE ENTIRE FACILITY.>>I’VE NEVER SEEN OUR PLACE SO CLEAN, BECAUSE WE HAVE TO DISINFECT DAILY AND NIGHTLY. WE NEVER WANT TO BE THE REASON THAT A KID GETS SICK. SO WE DISINFECT THE TURF, ANYTHING ANYBODY TOUCHES, WE’RE CONSTANTLY CLEANING.>>Reporter: ONLY A FEW PLAYERS ARE ALLOWED TO WORK OUT AT ONCE, AS THEY PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING. PLAYERS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO WORK OUT WITH COACHES. THEY’RE JUST TRYING TO STAY SHARP.>>I’M A SENIOR, SO IT’S ESPECIALLY CRAZY FOR ME. IT WILL BE PRETTY UPSETTING IF MY SEASON GETS CANCELED, BECAUSE I DON’T HAVE TRAVEL IN THE SUMMER. THERE’S NOT MANY PEOPLE IN HERE RIGHT NOW, SO I’M JUST GETTING MY WORK IN.>>Reporter: THE COLLEGE SEASON HAS ALSO BEEN CALLED OFF. THIS STUDENT IS FROM ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY.>>AT FIRST I WAS REALLY JUST IN SHOCK, AND DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO REACT TO IT AT ALL. AND THEN — THEN I STARTED SEEING THE OLDER GUYS, LIKE THE GUYS THAT WERE LAST YEARS, SENIOR YEARS, REACTING TO IT. THAT’S WHEN IT SETTLED IN WE’RE MISSING OUT ON A WHOLE YEAR.>>Reporter: THE SIGN OF OUR TIMES.

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