America’s favorite pastime may be canceled for now amid the coronavirus crisis, but that doesn’t mean that baseball fans can’t find other ways to get their fix. While some may turn to watching classic MLB games on ESPN, former New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez and his fiancee Jennifer Lopez have converted their sprawling backyard into a spring training camp.
Rodriguez took to Instagram to share his setup with fans. He looks like he’s having a blast coaching Lopez and her 12-year-old twins Max and Emme. Check it out:
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No Opening Day. No Sunday Night Baseball. . No sell-out crowds. No seventh-inning stretch rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” . No problem! Since we can’t go out to the ballgame right now, we had it here. . Yesterday was our Saturday Game of the Week. â¾ï¸ We hit, we threw, we played catch, we caught ground balls and pop flies. We laughed. We exercised. It's a reminder of how much fun you can have with people you love … with just a bat, glove and few balls. . This time off has reminded me how important it is to slow down and spend time with family. In my case, that means playing board games, embarrassing yourself at TikTok, trying to cook, and dressing up. ð . Yesterday was also a valuable lesson on the importance of social connection. We all need to take care of ourselves, mentally and physically, and also be respectful of the health and well-being of others. At a time when people need to stay apart, we can still find other ways to feel togetherness. . Find ways to exercise. Find ways to reduce stress. Find ways to stay in touch with those you can’t be with in person right now. Stay connected, and most importantly, stay safe!
In the caption, Rodriguez explained that although he’s disappointed that he won’t get to experience the joy of baseball season this year, he’s enjoying sharing his love of the sport with his family.
“No opening day. No Sunday night baseball,” he wrote. “No sell-out crowds. No seventh-inning stretch rendition of ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame.'”
“No problem!” he continued. “Since we can’t go out to the ballgame right now, we had it here.”
Rodriguez went on to say that he’s relishing the extra time he has with his family right now and noted that during this time when we must be apart physically due to the need for social distancing, it’s more important than ever to find creative ways to connect.
“Find ways to exercise,” he wrote. “Find ways to reduce stress. Find ways to stay in touch with those you can’t be with in person right now.”
Lopez also shared some of her family fun with friends on Instagram. In lieu of going out to restaurants, Max played the part of server and delivered a beverage to Rodriguez via hoverboard. He even included some cool tricks:
Such service! We’re so glad that the Lopez-Rodriguez clan is making the most of this difficult time, and maybe you can use a few of their ideas with your family!