My best idea for coping with social distancing: zooming old baseball games with my family and friends

One of my favorite ways of coping with being cooped up in my house is watching old baseball games on YouTube with my dad, via Zoom. The MLB Vault account on YouTube is one good source for old games. My dad and I each watch the game on our own screens, hitting “play” at the same time; we don’t screenshare the game. And we have a little Zoom window in one corner of the screen so we can see each other. We drink a beer and chat about the game. Famous old ballgames, and their many contrasts with recent ballgames, are fun to watch and talk about.

I of course recognize that this idea won’t work for many people, for all sorts of reasons.* But perhaps a few of you might find it useful. And I’m sure y’all can come up with variants–you could do the same thing with other sports, or movies, or etc.

In the comments, feel free to share your own favorite ways for coping with social distancing.

*Although if doesn’t work for you because you don’t like baseball, you have a Bad Baseball Opinion. Baseball is great! 🙂

 

1 thought on “My best idea for coping with social distancing: zooming old baseball games with my family and friends

  1. Initially I thought you are talking about basketball. Then when I read the bad opinion thing, I realized oh you are talking about the bat and ball game. For sure I have no opinion.

    I really liked that you are spending your time with your father.

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