PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — The final gate swung shut at 5:29 p.m. Thursday at the Charlotte Sports Park. There were no more fans and, for the time being, no more spring training games for Major League Baseball.
Ditto for the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League regular seasons. College basketball’s March Madness has been canceled and Major League Soccer is taking a break. All around us, the world of big-time sports is being put on hold, or scrubbed.
And now that the courts and fields are all empty, it’s time to applaud.
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