As for your thoughts on covid and "the other bs" I encourage every team and player to make their own personal decisions on whether to play a tournament or not. Utrip, Stro, DW, etc are not making anyone play softball and everyone involved is an adult that can make their own decisions.
I've traveled the country, 8 airplanes, 6 airports, 12 restaurants, rental cars, hotels etc and I have yet to see protests, riots, unhappy people, or anything but normal life.
The news media is making a big deal out of a small amount of people that are unhappy and those people have every right to peaceful protest and we all want to see less bad endings to police interactions but the stats show gun violence, police brutality, and racism is actually getting better not worse every year. Social media and the cable news media would have you believe otherwise but the stats don't lie. There are bad apples in every group and organization in the world. You cannot paint entire groups of people based off of a few bad apples.
99% of people are getting on with their lives as normal. 1% of people are protesting peacefully. And a fraction of a percentage of people are looting and ruining their own lives when they get caught.
I say this knowing I could get covid any time I travel but its also my job so its either work or lose my house, my kids have to quit college, etc.
Remember its innocent lives that matter and everyone has a right to the pursuit of happiness in the United States of America.