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David Ross’ managerial debut with the Cubs — and the critique of it — waits indefinitely during the coronavirus shutdown

But the anticipation surrounding the Cubs opener — Ross’ task of changing the culture and replacing Joe Maddon, the team’s attempt to remain competitive while building for the future and Darvish looking to sustain his 2019 second-half dominance — quickly vanished after the coronavirus pandemic caused Major League Baseball to delay the start of the season.