It was pretty much a foregone conclusion. With several baseball franchises having to move on from minor league players during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the expectation all a long was that the 2020 Minor League Baseball season would be canceled.
That’s now come to fruition. It was announced on Tuesday that the entire season has in fact been canceled.
So many lives impacted. From the players and coaches to the fans and other team personnel, this one is a bitter pill to swallow. It’s the first time since the formation of Minor League Baseball back in 1901 that an entire season has been canceled.
Needless to say, the sports world had its reaction to Tuesday depressing news.
The loss of Minor League Baseball this season will have wide-spread and long-standing impacts on the entire baseball ecosystem.
It has been taken for granted all these years, and needs to be better rooted & supported from ABOVE on return.
— Brodie Brazil (@BrodieNBCS) June 30, 2020
A foregone conclusion, sure. But it still hurts.
Support your local Minor League Baseball team.
Here’s to 2021. pic.twitter.com/gxiSJfIh0W
— Benjamin Hill (@bensbiz) June 30, 2020
Losing Minor League Baseball this year is such a nightmare for player development, but also career development for those in team, broadcast, all sorts of roles.
— Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) June 30, 2020
It was certainly inevitable, but it still hurts now that it’s official: There will be no minor-league baseball season for the first time since it started back in 1901.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) June 30, 2020
The 2020 Minor League season has been canceled.
Truist Field will remain open this summer. Learn more at https://t.co/Rr7lO4dsRo. pic.twitter.com/APX6oFssBA
— Charlotte Knights (@KnightsBaseball) June 30, 2020
A statement from the Fort Wayne TinCaps regarding the loss of the 2020 Minor League Baseball season.
Full Release: https://t.co/QJkOHKK8aT pic.twitter.com/PKPDsMosDf
— Fort Wayne TinCaps (@TinCaps) June 30, 2020
My heart goes out to all the minor league players who season was ripped out of their hands.
— Cubs Zone (@CubsZone) June 30, 2020
BREAKING: Major League Baseball has announced the 2020 Minor League Baseball season will not be played.
Read more https://t.co/4i134BBm4P pic.twitter.com/N1gjNHTcLS
— Toledo Mud Hens (@MudHens) June 30, 2020
Whitecaps fans – here is the official word regarding the Minor League Season. We’ll share our thoughts tomorrow at a morning news conference. We miss you all. pic.twitter.com/iAfSWqX0QD
— West Michigan Whitecaps (@wmwhitecaps) June 30, 2020
Major League Baseball has informed Minor League Baseball that it will not be providing its affiliate Minor League Teams with players for the 2020 season. As a result, there will not be an Iowa Cubs season in 2020. More https://t.co/xNX4Df8nFR
— Iowa Cubs (@IowaCubs) June 30, 2020
Please see our official statement below regarding the update about the 2020 Minor League Season. pic.twitter.com/Com2oILHSX
— Fredericksburg Nationals (@FXBGNats) June 30, 2020