Baseball was an early casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic. The onset of lockdown came right in the middle of Spring Training, ultimately canceling Opening Day. I mourned the lost season in my review of MLB The Show 20, calling it “a baseball fan’s balm for a painful spring” (which became a painful summer… then fall… then winter). We were all feeling a little poetic around this time, when the pandemic was fresh and horrifying, and not the never-ending grind that it became as 2020 turned into 2021.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/xgzn7a/like-baseball-itself-mlb-the-show-21-is-looking-for-a-new-audience