Toms River East getting used to COVID-19 bubble life at LLWS regional
Before the pandemic, children playing Little League baseball often would greet their parents with a hug after games. Now, children sit at a picnic table and acknowledge their parents — standing at a distance — with a wave.
As COVID-19 continues to drastically alter the world, Little League is no different. At the Mid-Atlantic Region tournament in Bristol, Conn., Toms River East of New Jersey is battling not only its competition, but also strict COVID-19 protocols.
“It’s crazy with the parents. We see [the kids] on the field and after the game you want to hug them,” Charlie Frazier Jr., father of Toms River East’s pitcher, center fielder, shortstop and first baseman, Carson Frazier, told The Post. “My wife [Mindy] wants to squeeze Carson so badly. After the game, we go to the back of the complex to a special area. They have to sit on a table and we stand like 10 feet away and they have to wear a mask. You have all the moms yelling, ‘Hey great hit, are you keeping your clothes neat?’”
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