Those Were the Days ...
The Alameda Sun shone bright in sunny Arizona where Lawrence Sasaki and friends had fun at spring training in Tempe, Ariz., back when everyone thought the season would proceed on a normal schedule. This is a picture of the group at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Ariz., the spring training home of the Oakland Athletics. Front row: Clarence Chu, Warren Chu, Lawrence Sasaki, Charlene Maney Spinola and Allan Chin; Back row: Chris Bojorquez, Dave Beesley, Ada Clark, Antonio Allen, Jennifer Duley, Clifford Spinola and Ed Lane.
The Sunshine group managed to watch an Oakland Athletics spring training game before Major League Baseball (MLB) postponed the beginning of the 2020 season.
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announced the league suspended spring training and at least the first two weeks of the season due to the coronavirus on March 12. The Oakland Athletics were scheduled to begin their 2020 season against the Minnesota Twins on March 26.