As the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc around the world, there are increasing signs that sporting events taking place in empty arenas and stadiums — something we’ve already seen in Japan and Italy — could soon be coming to North America. Consider:
The photo shown above is from a recent preseason Japanese baseball game at the Tokyo Dome between the Yomiuri Giants and the Tokyo Yakult Swallows. The men wearing masks are the stadium’s grounds crew. (Also, it’s interesting that their attire is so heavily Under Armour-branded, right?)
Happy Presidents Day! I was looking through NBA All-Star Game photos last night and cracked up when I came across this shot. An uncontested dunk with everyone basically standing around looking bored — that pretty well captures the All-Star spirit!