Instead of being more than two months into the regular season, Major League Baseball remains in a holding pattern as the calendar gets set to turn to June.
The ongoing shutdown, which began in March, ensured that for the first time since 1880, there were no games played on Memorial Day this year.
While that is a bitter pill to swallow, the Los Angeles Dodgers were still active, paying tribute to the fallen heroes who served in the United States military.
The organization teamed up with the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) to create a Fallen Heroes Lights display at Dodger Stadium for Memorial Day. Thousands of lights were placed in the outfield, with each one honoring a fallen veteran.
All of the lights.
Thousands of lights were placed in the outfield at Dodger Stadium to honor the fallen heroes who served our country and their families. pic.twitter.com/8CGrLK8iQP
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 26, 2020
The lights, which turned Dodger Stadium red white and blue, also symbolized families of deceased military members that are supported by TAPS in the state of California.
The kind act was reminiscent of when Dodger Stadium lit up blue last month to honor healthcare workers combating the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
As for when baseball may return to Dodger Stadium, there figures to be some clarity this week. MLB team owners are expected to present an economics proposal to the Players Association, although it could take some compromising to please both sides.
If and when an agreement is reached, the regular season could begin as soon as July. In the meantime, Dodger Stadium will serve as the largest coronavirus testing site in Los Angeles.
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