Harvard’s 2020 season lasted just six games. As the COVID-19 pandemic continued, the entire 2021 campaign was canceled by the Ivy League.
Every other Division 1 conference in the country played baseball in some form or fashion, so the Crimson ballplayers are sick of all the waiting. Their head coach, Bill Decker (Greenfield, Mass.), can’t blame them.
“Most of (our interaction) was on Zoom,” said the 10th-year coach, whose team had 12 players practicing on campus last spring and is now integrating full freshman and sophomore classes that have yet to play college ball.
“At some point around mid-April, we let the guys live their lives, train and do what they got to do. We didn’t reconvene until guys were starting to come back to campus. They were playing all summer, which is what they wanted to do.”