Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY Published 7:03 a.m. ET March 26, 2020 | Updated 7:03 a.m. ET March 26, 2020CLOSE SportsPulse: March 26 was supposed to be MLB’s Opening Day. Mackenzie Salmon looks at the top storylines we would have been talking about. USA TODAYYeah, this one is going to hurt. This pandemic-forced shutdown actually is a lot easier when your commute from kitchen to home office or couch or some other makeshift nook leaves you asking, “What day is it?” Because losing track of time is a lot easier to endure than losing Major League Baseball’s opening day. We have reached the point in the calendar where the eyes don’t lie — just peeking out the window lets you know what time of year it is, and what rituals you might be missing with a sports shutdown that’s now in its third week. For years, the intersection of baseball’s opening day and March Madness culminated in what many considered the Greatest Day Ever: The start of the Major League Baseball season and the continuation of the men’s basketball championship. Fantasy leagues launching, office pools wrapping up, a 12-hour cacophony of fun. WE NEED SPORTS: Making the most of the sports shutdown. Your inbox approves. Sign


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