One of the greatest in a long list of outstanding student-athletes at Mullen, Maverick Handley has his own version of dealing with the coronavirus (COVID-19). The former outstanding Stanford catcher, now with the Baltimore Orioles organization, had his professional baseball world shut down, too, but revisited a few special memories and lessons as a Mustang. He shares his thoughts and doings in the latest version of Mullen Today’s Unordinary Times.
Wake up; go to school; go to practice; do homework; grab something to eat; lift; try to squeeze a few minutes in with the family; sleep; repeat. Athletes’ lives revolve around routine, so when the threat and spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) caused a screeching halt to life as we knew it, athletes were left with whiplash and uncertainty. At first, a little alleviation from the grind seemed a tolerable slow down, but when it became apparent that sports weren’t coming back any time soon, hiccups turned into a complete halt. As championships were canceled and entire seasons were left in the dust, anger, sadness and uncertainty set in … in essence, student-athletes were grieving.