Saturday would have marked the Mets' 39th game of the regular season, an afternoon affair in St. Louis against the Cardinals.
But due to the coronavirus pandemic, no MLB team has played a regular season game to this point, leaving fans eagerly awaiting any news about when the 2020 season could potentially start.
But fans aren't the only ones wishing to see baseball return to action. Players are in the same boat.
Mets first baseman Pete Alonso has posted to social media multiple times during this hiatus about how excited he is to get back to playing (whenever that may be), and he posted a photo to his Instagram account on Saturday anticipating baseball's Opening Day.
"I can almost sniff the season," Alonso wrote. "It's getting so close."
Of course, he rounded out the caption with his patented #LFGM.
The Mets' slugging first baseman said recently that he's looking forward to playing again, even if it means no fans at the games, saying "Whatever cards we're dealt, we gotta play them."
Alonso was also a guest on Baseball Night in New York: Living Room Edition in late March, and he spoke then about how he's staying in shape for baseball's eventual return.
"I've been able to get into facilities but it's obviously been with one or two people at max, obviously practicing distancing -- staying away from people I'm not around all the time," Alonso said. "But for me, I've gotta do whatever I can to get ready for the season."
Prior to that, Alonso expressed how much he missed baseball, saying that he's been watching 2019 Mets highlights and imploring fans to "Shake the damn stadium" once fans are permitted to be in attendance.
According to recent reports, MLB is preparing to present a proposal to the players' association next week about what a shortened season beginning with June spring training and a July Opening Day could look like.
Let's just hope that Alonso's nose is on to something, and that baseball can safely return in the near future.