NORMAL……not a word that was used a lot last year during the calendar year of 2020…the latter part of 2019 we learned of a virus that went world wide which ended up being call covid-19….i don’t know if 19 had anything to do with the year it was discovered and don’t care………as the year progressed, the sports world was turned upside down….social distancing became a phrase that was not only used, but implemented, to the extent of no fans in the stands to limited at best….
it’s 2021 and now, normal is popping up in all conversations, especially when it comes to sports…
STARTING MONDAY, BUSCH STADIUM, HOME OF THE ST. LOUIS CARDINALS WILL GO TO FULL CAPACITY…NO MORE CARD BOARD CUT OUTS….ACTUAL FANS IN THE STANDS…….
SO THE NEW PHRASE THIS SUMMER, FALL AND HOPEFULLY WINTER IN 2021 WILL BE “BACK TO NORMAL”…
back to normal is one thing waynesville tiger football coach joe haynes is looking forward too, as are many other coaches of fall sports for the upcoming high school season…
a loss of a game in most sports for whatever reason can usually be made up….football is not one of those sports….
yes, there have been make ups, and one was with the waynesville tigers a few years back when weather wiped out a friday night game and it was bumped to saturday…
that happened two times in one season..
with the covid pandemic however, teams went on a 10-14 day quarentine and games were wiped out in football and not re-scheduled..
the tigers lost 2 last year….one was their opener with parkview when waynesville was in quarentine, the other was the first district game, also with parkview when the vikes were in quarentine.
the tigers drew a bye at districts, traveled to glendale and their season ended at the hands of the falcons…..
tiger coach joe haynes said “Back to normal is EXACTLY what the Dr. ordered for us this summer! No masks during any outside activities, optional while inside. That’s a recipe for a GREAT summer!”
Team Workouts start June 21-24…..
Organized Team Activities, knows as ota’s, Officially start June 28-30
then the tigers will head to Parkview for a 7on7 competition July 1st
OTAs resume July 6-9…
July 12-15 BROTHERHOOD Camp
July 23rd Evangel University Team Camp with Varsity ONLY)
July 28th, the Branson Team Camp with All the Tigers 9th-12th grade…..)
THE ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
kevin wheeler leads off our cardinal re-cap this morning…..
THE SPRINGFIELD CARDINALS DROPPED THEIR CONTEST TO THE ARKANAS TRAVELERS YESTERDAY, 4-1.
CARDINAL RIGHT HANDER KYLE LEAHY ALLOWED ONLY TWO RUNS ON FIVE HITS AND THREE WALKS OVER 5.2 INNINGS AND FALLS TO 0-5 ON THE SEASON, BUT HE DID NOT HAVE ANY HIT OR RUN SUPPOPRT….THE SPRINGBIRDS OFFENSE MANAGED ONLY ONE RUN AND ONE HIT…..
GAME 4 OF THE 6 GAMES SERIES IS TONIGHT 7:05 AT HAMMONS FIELD IN THE QUEEN CITY…
Mike Minor likes pitching in close games, and that’s exactly what he faced dueling against Frankie Montas for much of his outing Thursday night until Kansas City’s hitters delivered late. Manager Mike Matheny has stressed how the Royals must grind through entire games, not just at-bats, to get winning results — and that’s what they needed to finally get to Montas. Jorge Soler and Andrew Benintendi homered to help back Minor, and Kansas City snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the Oakland Athletics 6-1 on Thursday night.
by Associated Press Published Jun. 11 2021 @ 12:30am
A Manhattan judge on Thursday rejected an attempt to force Major League Baseball to return next month’s All-Star Game to Atlanta. U.S. District Judge Valerie E. Carponi ruled against a not-for-profit organization representing small businesses, saying a lawsuit had failed to provide proof its members have suffered any injuries by the decision to move the game.
MLB pulled the game out of Atlanta due to a controversial voting law passed by state officials in Georgia. MLB opposed the law, which critics suggest is aimed at suppressing votes among people of color in underserved areas.
THE ALL STAR GAME WILL NOW BE HELD IN DENVER…..
Kansas City Chiefs
one day after reports surfaced about the re-structured kansas city chiefs offensive line getting the bump up after gettting taken down in superbowl 55 by tom brady and tampa bay, word comes The offensive line the Kansas City Chiefs aggressively overhauled this offseason has taken a hit with a knee injury to veteran Kyle Long during voluntary workouts that could require surgery and keep him out of training camp. The 32-year-old Long came out of a one-year retirement designed largely to get him healthy to sign a one-year contract with the Chiefs, who completely recast their offensive line after it was decimated by injuries and opt-outs last season.