JULY 01, 2020

Let me get this straight… Minor League Baseball has announced that it is abandoning the 2020 season entirely, marking the first time since its founding in 1901 that ballfields in rural towns across America will go dark. While the announced cause is the pandemic, there are serious undertows at work that could mean that most, if not all of the affected teams will not return.

Under the existing system, the minor league teams are affiliated with major league squads, tasked with developing the…