POLL QUESTION – APRIL 4
By Leo Haggerty
Before I start with our weekly poll question, let me wish everyone a happy and joyous Easter Sunday. Here’s hoping that you took advantage of this time and had a chance to be with family to share fellowship as well as the usually holiday feast.
With sports venues starting to open up, albeit on a very limited basis. forms the gist of the query we asked our staff and contributors. So, without further adieu, lets get to this week’s poll question.
WHICH ONE OF THE 4 PROFESSIONAL SPORTS LEAGUES IS THE HARDEST FOR PLAYERS TO COMPETE WITH NO FANS IN ATTENDANCE?
Not our usual high response but I believe our people did the same thing everyone else did and that was maximize their time with loved ones. Enjoy.
JEFFREY NEIL FOX – ITS SPORTS MAGAZINE PUBLISHER
MLB. Need fans in the stands.
I have to admit I’ve enjoyed watching sports without fans in attendance. The ability to hear players talking to each other, the lack of canned music and the focus on the game as opposed to “crowd shots” has been a nice change. We can credit the players for making what was probably a difficult adjustment for them playing to empty seats.
Here’s the part that I’m struggling with when it comes to answering this question. When you look up the definition of a professional, it states that it’s a person engaged in a specific activity, especially a sport or branch of the performing arts, as a main paid occupation rather than a pastime.
MLB is the one with the least amount of physicality. For that reason, I feel that baseball is the hardest to compete at a professional level when there are no fans in attendance.