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I hadn't read that yet - interesting, but I don't really buy it.

Yes, most schools will be done by the end of June. But summer ball starts in the beginning of June in order to get in 2 months, in some cases (like the Cal Ripken Sr League), and the Cape starts by mid-June. So you're losing weeks off the top. And most players don't report immediately. Plus, you're basically keeping the very best schools in any particular year out of it entirely. With the CWS typically ending, what, about the 25th or so of June, you usually have even players who are there until the very end able to join the Cape League teams by July 4. So they still get a month in. Those players won't have a chance at all. The teams that make the CWS but not the finals are in the same boat. And probably the SR teams. Once you lose the best 16 teams in the country, is it even worth it anymore? It's not going to dilute the Coastal Plain League a lot, but the Cape is going to get hit hard.

If weather and economics are big concerns, I'd rather see a split season with maybe 20 games in the fall, than moving games to June and July. To me, it would be very weird to have games being played after the school year has ended. We do that now with the NCAA Tournament, but that's a special situation. But regular season games in June?

(In response to this post by Karl Hess)

Posted: 05/22/2020 at 6:41PM


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