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The Effect of COVID-19 vs. Our Local Little League


I have either played baseball or been an umpire in the Spring since I was 4 years old, but this year has been DIFFERENT!

This year has been different because well, you probably know why. Since coronavirus came around there has been no baseball, what so ever. When ever I'm driving by a baseball field all I see is a desert landscape with tall grass and clouds of dust. Since no one has been playing, there has been no reason for the fields to be taken care of. In my town the community has always been a strong supporter of Little League. My friends have always talked about our games the next day when we went to school. It has been SOOOOOOOOOOO big in my life but this year it didn't come.

A few weeks ago our Governor Andrew Cuomo allowed Little League in my area to open in late July. I was very exited you would not believe it. I am an umpire now because I have aged out of Little League. I can't wait to get back on the field and Play Ball!

by Christopher O'Connor