Friday was supposed to be a celebratory day at Oklahoma State, with former president George W. Bush throwing out the first pitch for the grand opening of O’Brate Stadium.
Instead, OSU baseball coach Josh Holliday was inside the empty new ballpark recording a video message for fans.
“Obviously, times have changed and our focus and only concern is everybody’s health and well being,” Holliday said. “Take this excitement and passion for Cowboy baseball, put it on hold and when everything gets back to normal we look forward to seeing you out here.”
A message to our loyal & true from @joshhollidayosu #GoPokes #okstate #MakeItHappen pic.twitter.com/2026egvNVy— Cowboy Baseball (@OSUBaseball) March 20, 2020
The NCAA shutting down sports until the next school year due to the COVID-19 outbreak pushed OSU’s scheduled O’Brate Stadium opener from Friday against TCU to next season.
The Cowboys went 13-5 with five consecutive victories before the season was called.