Opening Day was supposed to be Thursday, but instead Miller Park and baseball stadiums across the league sit empty, as the nation tries to stave off the spread of Covid-19.
For baseball broadcasters like Jeff Levering, it’s a waiting game. Plus a lot more time spent at home.
“My wife has been asking me to go on a road trip,” Levering joked. “It’s super different (being home).”
Levering’s Opening Day tradition has always been watching the film, The Natural, with his father. This year, Levering and his five-year-old son viewed the movie at home, while ‘grandpa’ watched from his residence.
“We synced it up and played it at the same time,” Levering explained. “We had three generations watching the film. When the season finally starts, we’ll have to watch it again.”
Eventually, baseball will return. But for now, Levering will soak up the extra time he’s getting with his wife and two children.
Being stuck at home is “a blessing in disguise,” Levering said.