Minor League Baseball Season Cancelled

For the first time since 1968 there will be no Triple-A baseball in Des Moines this year.

It had been expected for weeks but the minor league baseball season has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Iowa Cubs general manager Sam Bernabe says the franchise will survive a season without baseball.

Bernabe says a generous ownership group is willing to make it work.

Minor League Baseball President/CEO Pat O’Conner painted a grim picture after the season was cancelled. He says the minor league teams need help.

He says teams are treading water financially.

O’Conner says the leagues finances aren’t in great shape

O’Conner is grateful for the all the help they can get

He says they’re not looking for handouts



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