Odd became normal: sports' masked road trip to the unknown
December 27, 2020
Take your pick.
Maybe it was a Big East Tournament basketball game that broke for halftime and never returned. Or the cardboard cutouts of spectators that replaced flesh-and blood fans in stadiums across the country. Or the Maui Invitational relocated from the pounding Hawaiian surf to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Or the racehorse named for Dr. Anthony Fauci (a second-place finisher at Belmont Park to a horse called Prisoner.)
What wasn't odd in 2020, when the coronavirus was the commissioner of all sports? The whole year was a long Alice in Wonderland tumble down a rabbit ho...