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Atlantic League Clubs Updated 2020 Plans, Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Working Towards Finalizing 70-Game Season

The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball today announced that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several member clubs have not gained necessary approval from governmental and health officials to open their ballparks to a capacity level sufficient for participation.  As a result, the 2020 schedule for each team has been opened up, with clubs permitted to seek new solutions for this season that conform to their current governmental guidelines in order to get ballparks opened and begin play. Following are Atlantic League club updates and status reports: The High Point Rockers, Long Island Ducks, and Southern Maryland Blue Crabs are working with several professional baseball clubs, towards finalizing a 70-game schedule of play that would begin in mid-July and wrap up at the end of September with a five-game championship series. “Th Atlantic League and other leagues are in similar positions,” said Atlantic League President Rick White. “There are multiple teams in each league at different stages of reopening, therefore, some who are able to begin play and some who are not. The solution would pair those clubs able to play and entertain  fans at their ballparks, providing a high level of professional baseball and affordable family entertainment. The schedule, start date, and further information […]

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