Memorial Day Weekend is usually the start of the thriving summer season that’s kicked off by the Hall of Fame Classic, an exhibition played by former big leaguers with hall-of-famers as coaches and managers. The game is staged across the street from Nicoletta’s at historic Doubleday Field, which is in the midst of a $5.8 million renovation.
Only there was no game on Saturday. And the Hall itself has been closed since March because of the Covid-19 pandemic. It won’t open until summer at the earliest. And the ballyhooed July induction weekend that would’ve featured Derek Jeter will have to wait a year, when