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Discussion: In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic

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May 25, 2020
SALSAKID49
Men's 60
161 posts
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic
https://time.com/5841873/covid-19-softball-senior-citizens/

'Iím Anxious to Get Out and Compete'

Senior Citizens Still Plan to Play in Travel Softball Tournaments During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The CEO of Senior Softball USA, Terry Hennessy, cites several factors driving the return of his organizationís events during the pandemic. First, his players are calling for a resumption of the season.

ďA lot of the players stuck in their houses for a few months are saying, ĎI want to get out, I want to play,'Ē says Hennessy, 68. And while Hennessy recognizes the risks, he says he knows of only three of the 30,000 tournament softball players who have died of COVID-19. And they each had preexisting conditions, he says. He anticipated many more fatalities.

Hennessyís also transparent about his business incentives. Most of Senior Softball USAís eight employees at its Sacramento, Calif., headquarters have been furloughed during the pandemic. ďIt doesnít matter what kind of business it is, you have to maintain some kind of revenues flow or youíre not going to have a business,Ē says Hennessy. ďItís a personal as well as a business decision. You donít want to put people in danger. You donít want to risk their health. Itís a tough balance.Ē
May 25, 2020
OZ40
549 posts
Played our 3rd pick-up game in the last 4 days today. Today, near 85 by the time we finished and high humidity. Went home cut the grass and had an epiphany, you know what, I'm starting not to miss the game....Hmmmmmm.....
May 25, 2020
SS13
40 posts
Went to the field today with the team to get some swings, havent seen the guys for months, then the cops showed up right after we got there, told us we should know better, then told us to leave or we would all be fined. Grrrr
May 25, 2020
Jawood
Men's 50
943 posts
Six feet away from each other and 10 people or less, you should be okay for BP
May 26, 2020
OZ40
549 posts
Our latest clandestine location for illegal assembly and play is in plain sight at the intersection of two main roads. So far, had one cop in the parking lot on Friday, after we started arriving he just started his car and left, Saturday we had two police SUV's cruise by together but they never stopped.
May 26, 2020
Jawood
Men's 50
943 posts
We've had the police cruze through the parking lot numerous times and have never stopped either. We even had one come through when were in our circle enjoying a beverage after BP and just waved.
May 26, 2020
mck71
Men's 60
334 posts
Same here Jawood, only difference was we were jumping the fence because the gate was locked (thank God it wasn't a high fence! LOL)
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