ATLANTA — Thursday was supposed to be Opening Day.
This year, there were no games and baseball players weren’t with their teammates. They were home with their families.
“This is a weird time for everybody,” said Braves utility man Charlie Culberson. “It’s a little sad too. For us, sports bring everybody together and we can’t do that right now.”
This is an especially weird time for Culberson because he signed a minor league deal with the Braves this Spring and was looking to earn a spot on the Braves roster in Spring Training. So what does this delay mean for him?
“No idea,” Culberson said. “I think you can beat yourself up thinking about it especially with this delay.”
As for the season, nobody is sure when baseball will be able to be played and it’s not clear how Major League Baseball will approach playing this season.
The one thing Culberson does know is that when MLB does get the green light to play, they won’t jump right into games.
So for now, we wait.