For 30-plus years, I was a sportswriter. A good chunk of my time was spent in locker rooms. That was my office. It’s where I worked, where I formed critical working relationships and where I gathered crucial information.
Just like most sports journalists.
For the past year, however, locker rooms have been off-limits to the media because of COVID-19 concerns. That’s understandable. But it also made it harder for sports reporters to do their job.