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Now that MLB has a plan to resume, is MiLB ready to cancel its season?

If you figure that minor leaguers need as much time to get ready as major leaguers, and that recent draftees are as rusty as established professionals since NOBODY in America has played baseball in over 3 months, the earliest the minor league season could start is about when the Major League season starts -- probably a few days after, to give the Majors time to sort out their rosters. If the Minors end at their usual time, that's an awfully short season - MAYBE 5 weeks. Or maybe they will play until the end of September? A lot of minor league organizations are hurting right now. I don't know if a hastily-planned 30 or 60 game season will help many of them with their bottom line. The other issue is that they CANNOT do what MLB is doing and play in empty stadiums. Financially they are better off writing off the season than doing that. They'd have to come up plans to resume with social distancing. Under my state's emergency order, professional sports are not yet allowed (youth and adult recreational baseball is allowed but not tournaments involving more than 2 teams, and no college or pro baseball yet).

Posted: 06/24/2020 at 10:29AM


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