After a tough year, Canberra Cavalry manager Keith Ward hopes they can help give Canberrans something to get them out of their homes.
But he admits the Australian Baseball League club could find it tough if the country remains closed to international players.
Ward re-signed to lead the Cavalry's charge for the next two seasons, having already been at the helm for the past two campaigns - guiding them to the play-offs on each occasion.
It's the longest contract they've ever locked a manager in for.
They've already re-signed players Steven Kent, David Kandilas, Zach Wilson, Tucker Nathans, Josh Warner and Rhys Niit.
But whether they'll be able to bring in Wilson and Nathans remains up in the air due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
It's all part of what's been a terrible nine months for Canberrans, who have been through drought, freak hail, bushfires, toxic smoke and now the COVID-19 lockdown.
The Cavalry suffered over the summer, with the smoke cancelling some of their home games and also keeping fans away at others.
It's why Ward was hopeful both the Cavalry and Canberra would have something to look forward to.
"Fingers crossed, as we get towards the end of the public health emergency the Cavalry can be something that gets people out of their homes and out in the fresh air enjoying life as we used to know it," he said.
"I'm really looking forward to that and I just hope our fans have an opportunity to come out and support us in numbers."
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While the Cavalry have a core group of Australian talent - including internationals Kent and Kandilas - they've relied on also bringing in top USA and Japanese talent.
That's due to the smaller baseball community in the ACT compared with places like Sydney and Perth.
It's why an all-Australian ABL would be tough for the Cavalry - although Ward felt the door would open for Aussies in the USA college system to shine.
"That'll be a challenge for us. There's no doubt that our Aussie-based players - the 10 -12 we've had on our roster over the last seven or eight years are as good as anybody," he said.
"The challenge for us will be finding that next wave of players to come in.
"The other thing that'll be interesting is Australian players at college.
"With the college system and a lot of campuses shut down at the moment there's some potential for a lot of those younger guys to play this year as well."
Ward has been a part of the furniture at the Narrabundah Fort since the Cavalry began.
He started out as an assistant coach under inaugural manager Steve Schrenk before becoming Michael Collins' right-hand man.
Now he's hoping to return them to the ABL championship series and claim their first Claxton Shield since 2013.
"A new deal to keep me around there for a couple of years, which is good," Ward said.
"Hopefully we can keep things moving in the right direction, maintain some of the momentum we've created over the last half-a-dozen years.
"Since the last two years since I took over from [Collins] we've performed well and gotten to the important part of the season.
"We've got a good bunch of local players and our Aussie contingent are all pretty consistent performers as a tight-knit group."