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Friday, April 17, 2020

Little League World Series faces 0-2 count amid coronavirus

Slightly late, I admit, but a further demonstration of how the current situation is affecting baseball across the board:

Put them in, coach. The boys and girls of summer are ready to play.

But Little League, like most of the sports world, has been benched. Youth baseball fields sit empty, and parents mourn the loss of spring ball, yearning for the days when the best way to flatten the curve was with a line drive up the middle.

The youth baseball program that boasts more than 2.5 million kids spread over 6,500 programs in 84 countries is on hold at least until May 11 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Even that target date seems optimistic, and the fate of its signature event, the Little League World Series in August in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania is unclear.

“If we were going to play the world series, traditionally like we have done for many, many years, we need to be playing and picking teams by the middle of June,” said Little League President Stephen Keener, who has yet to set a drop-dead date for a tournament decision.


QLE Posted: April 17, 2020 at 01:19 AM | 11 comment(s)
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