Coronavirus BRIEFING

After What We’ve All Been Through, the Optical Industry Is Pining for Baseball to Begin

NEW YORK—Spring is in the air—at least we can hope. Yes, it does appear the tide is finally starting to turn against this awful year-long pandemic and perhaps even the harshest days of winter are winding down across the country. But another sure sign that a new spring isn’t far off is the start of the Major League Baseball season. Those magic words—pitchers and catchers are reporting—resonated against a wintry backdrop just two weeks ago and, thankfully, the real spring training games began this weekend. It may not be a return to what we’re used to at a ballgame, but just having players on the field and fans in the stands marks a turning point of sorts in 2021. Read More