Chip Messenger, a 45-year-old monetary planner, is about to turn into the most well-liked baseball fan in Southern California. He leases a condominium within the Legend, a luxurious constructing in downtown San Diego, the place his non-public balcony on the 15th flooring gives a transparent view into Petco Park, the house of the Padres.
Beneath regular circumstances, a residential amenity that quantities to free, long-distance season tickets counts as a enjoyable perk to brag about to pals and colleagues. However in the course of the coronavirus pandemic, it is among the most dear items of actual property within the nation to anyone who cares concerning the sport.
That’s as a result of Mr. Messenger is among the few individuals within the U.S. who will really be capable of see dwell Main League Baseball in 2020 together with his personal eyes, not by means of a tv display. MLB intends to stage an abbreviated 60-game season beginning July 23. There might be no spectators in attendance, not less than at first.
Mr. Messenger plans to share in his luck: He says he’ll open his balcony to different Padres diehards determined for a repair all through the season—with applicable health-related precautions, after all.