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AMATEUR BASEBALL: Minnesota Baseball Association asking to hold off games before May 1

LESUEUR – The summer baseball season is still weeks away, but that didn’t stop the Minnesota Baseball Association from putting out its own announcement pertaining to the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday.

In a letter to MBA leagues and their fans written on behalf of the MBA board of directors, MBA president John Richter requests that no games be scheduled or played prior to May 1.

“We support the recent guidelines issued by the Center for Disease Control and our federal and state governments, recognizing that one of the best ways to reduce the spread of this virus is social distancing and limiting the number of people assembled in close quarters,” Richter stated in the letter. “We realize this is frustrating and disruptive to your planning and desire to play baseball this summer. Our hopes are that we will be able to play all or at least part of our season in 2020.”

The MBA board is scheduled to meet again on April 18, and the board anticipates that it will have additional information and direction by then.

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