Today's happiness -- He's back! Anthony Rizzo was back at bat for the first time in ten days. He didn't actually play and I don't believe he's on the Yankees' active roster, but he's feeling well enough to send a ball sailing into the stands during batting practice between games of a double header.
He also told reporters he was "knocked out" by covid for seven days. He knew on Saturday, August 7, that he was sick because he was tired, had no appetite and couldn't smell or taste his food. After he was diagnosed, he got progressively sicker and was only able to start walking and stretching again on Sunday.
I've been so worried about my favorite-most ballplayer! And I'm so happy that he's going to be OK.
PS: This photo was snapped by a Yankee fan between games of today's double header. That's former Cub/now Red Sox Kyle Schwarber, in the truly hideous shorts, catching up with Rizz in black, not Cubby blue. Seeing these heroes of the magic championship season like this does not make me happy, but it does help me accept reality. The glory days are over. They'll each go on, and I suppose I will, too, but it will never be the same.