In order for Americans to truly conquer this coronavirus pandemic with the speed and efficiency that we are capable of, there will need to be an emphasis on teamwork; large and small. Remember: United we stand, divided we fall.
And this teamwork doesn’t have to be anything outrageous or grandiose, either. The little things will count for a lot in the coming days – especially once the boredom sets in. For many sports fans, this has already been a bit of a drag, with major league events all around the nation suspended in order to better combat the illness at hand.
Now, in an effort to make the downtime more bearable for many Americans, PBS and acclaimed documentarian Ken Burns have teamed up to provide a tiny piece of solace.
With Major League Baseball, like all major sports, delaying its 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic, PBS is allowing fans to share in America’s pastime by making Ken Burns’ 1994 documentary series Baseball available to stream for free.
“This is a difficult time for all of us,” Burns said in a video statement Sunday. “We’re worried about the health of our kids, our families, our friends and neighbors, and the vitality and safety of our communities. It’s also a time we realize, more than ever, that we’re all in this together.
“As many of us hunker down in the days ahead, it’s important that we find things that bring us together, and show us our common humanity. That’s why, in the absence of many of our favorite sports, I’ve asked PBS — the Public Broadcasting Service — to stream my film about America’s pastime, Baseball, for free.”
It may not be much, but it’s something. And if every American can do something for their fellow man, we’re going to beat this thing in style.
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