Yorkshire's cricket correspondent Jim Kilburn used to refuse to write about off-field matters and often found them very depressing. I feel the same. There's a great section in Kilburn's autobiography where he was dismayed to see Geoff Boycott embroiled in a public quarrel, and he "took his pessimism for a walk".
However, he stumbled across a club cricket match taking place, which revived his spirits.
Thank goodness the new season is just 16 days away.