Willens: Baseball writers, artists shut out by coronavirus pandemic

From Kathy Willens at the Associated Press on May 4, 2020, on SABR members Anika Orrock and Graig Kreindler:

Anika Orrock was all warmed up for her big pitch. On the mound at Yankee Stadium, tossing out the ceremonial first ball.

On Tuesday night, though, the baseball illustrator and cartoonist will be far from the Bronx. Instead of starting off the Pirates-Yankees game, she’ll be back in Nashville, Tennessee, pondering her fate.

No way to tour the country, promoting and celebrating the publication of her first book, based on the women pros popularized by the movie “A League of Their Own.”

Now with the majors and much of the country shut down by the coronavirus pandemic, she spends her days pacing around a small cul-de-sac at home, managing virtual promotions and brainstorming ways to replace lost opportunities and income.

Read the full article here: https://www.usnews.com/news/sports/articles/2020-05-04/baseball-artists-writers-shut-out-by-coronavirus-pandemic

Originally published: May 4, 2020. Last Updated: May 4, 2020.