Fans describe Reds Opening Day experience

CINCINNATI — For the first time since 2019, a limited number of fans were allowed back inside Great American Ball Park to watch a Cincinnati Reds game Thursday.

Capacity was limited to 30%, or roughly 12,000 people, and fans were spaced apart in seating pods, so Thursday’s home game looked different than Opening Days past.

Fans said it undoubtedly felt strange, with universal masking and social distancing rules, but at the heart of it all was a baseball tradition and celebration they didn’t get last year.

“It’s nice,” said fan Bill Settle. “But it would be nice if the stadium could be full too, and everyone could be here.”

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Bill Settle and his son celebrate a home run with a high five on Reds Opening Day 2021.

With the organ playing “Charge,” fresh-cut grass and plenty of concessions, the sights, sounds and smells of Opening Day still delighted

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Alex Hall’s NH High Schools: Players, coaches, administrators and fans are jumping though hoops | Sports

BEFORE they can shoot at a hoop or goal, take a lap in the pool or step onto the mountain, Spaulding High winter sports athletes begin practices and games by having their temperatures checked and answering a set of COVID-19 screening questions.

At Goffstown High, if players were part of the hybrid group that was in school that day, they can change clothes before practice. But those who were remote must arrive in their practice gear.

Like many other schools, Spaulding and Goffstown require their players and coaches to wear masks at all times.

These are only a few of the seemingly countless measures school districts and high school athletic directors have implemented this winter to best protect their teams from contracting COVID-19 and allow them to play.

“It’s the new normal,” Goffstown Athletic Director Justin Hufft said. “It’s what we have to do to have a season.”

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