Amateur baseball: Season is on hold for now
After its virtual meeting Saturday, the Minnesota Baseball Association board of directors will urge governor to open the sport.
Like nearly everything else in the sporting world, amateur baseball’s season is on hold.
That was the decision made by the Minnesota Baseball Association in a virtual meeting Saturday.
“There will be no games played until further notice,” the board stated on its website, mnbaseball.org, after Saturday’s meeting.
“We are not going to play any games until the governor opens up baseball.”
Most leagues open by the end of April. The governor has stay-at-home orders until May 4. The earliest possible opening date would be May 5.
“Once the governor says go, our games can start the next day,” the board stated.
The board said that if there are any special rules, like social distancing, they would be explained on the MBA website.
It also said the board plans to send a letter to the governor “urging him to open up baseball.”
It also said the board is optimistic there will be a season.
This year’s state tournament for Class B and C teams is scheduled to be played in New Ulm and Sleepy Eye.
West Central Tribune area teams that qualified for the 2019 tournament in Delano and Maple Lake included the New London-Spicer Twins and the Bird Island Bullfrogs.