As best said in the movie Field of Dreams, “People will come, Ray…” To shake hands, to give high-fives, to hug, to backslap, and all the other forms of physical jocular celebration that bring us together. “This field, this game: It’s a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good and it could be, again. Oh… people will come, Ray. People will most definitely come.”
People will come to play on your thick, lush, mowed emerald green fields. They’ll field the ground balls and slide into second on your smooth and resilient infield skin. They’ll sit in your dugouts, laugh, chew gum, spit seeds, and cheer for their teammates. They’ll hear the cheers from their moms and dads, their families, friends, and fans watching from the stands, and all will be right with the world, again.
So, keep your spirits high and your mowing patterns tight. The athletes of America are trusting that you are keeping their fields ready for play. Once we free ourselves from the clutches of this pandemic, you’ll have the ballfields and ballparks of America full of the sounds of joy and competition again, and hopefully, social distancing will be a thing of the past.