Wyoming American Legion Baseball Season Remains Hopeful

Written by on April 8, 2020

ON TUESDAY, AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL ANNOUNCED THE CANCELLATION OF ITS 2020 WORLD SERIES AND EIGHT REGIONAL TOURNAMENTS. IT WAS ALSO ANNOUNCED NO TEAMS WILL TRAVEL TO ALASKA THIS YEAR FOR THE NORTHWEST A REGIONAL. THAT’S A REGIONAL THE CODY CUBS HAVE PLAYED IN NUMEROUS TIMES. THE BIG QUESTION ON EVERYONE’S MINDS IS WILL THEIR BE A LEGION BASEBALL SEASON THIS SUMMER IN WYOMING? WYOMING STATE CHAIRMAN CODY BEERS REMAINS HOPEFUL.

“WE STILL HOLD OUT HOPE THAT WE’LL HAVE AN AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL SEASON IN WYOMING. WE’RE GOING TO MOVE IN THAT DIRECTION, WE’RE GOING TO GET READY FOR THAT. WE HAVE TO DO THE PAPERWORK SIDE OF EVERYTHING AND BE READY TO GO. THAT’S OUR CURRENT PLAN. WE ARE WAITING FOR SOME DIRECTION FROM OUR NATIONAL OFFICE ON HOW THEY WANT US TO PROCEED WITH OUR REGULAR SEASON. SO WHEN WE GET THAT DIRECTION, WE’LL MOVE FORWARD AND WE’LL LET EVERYONE KNOW WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN AT THAT POINT.”

RIGHT NOW AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL IN WYOMING IS PUTTING THE SAFETY ABOVE ALL ELSE. THEY’RE CURRENTLY IN A WAIT AND SEE MODE AND ARE FOLLOWING GOVERNOR MARK GORDONS STAY AT HOME ORDERS. BEERS GOES ONTO TALK ABOUT WHEN A SEASON COULD BE PLAYED.

“WE DON’T HAVE A DATE IN MIND. REALISTICALLY, WE’RE GOING TO NEED TWO WEEKS TO GET READY FOR A SEASON ONCE WE GET THE GO AHEAD TO GET TOGETHER AND PRACTICE. WE WANT TO MINIMIZE INJURY, WE WANT TO KEEP OUR KIDS SAFE. WE’RE TALKING ABOUT ALL THAT STUFF, WORKING ON THE PAPERWORK SIDE OF THE SEASON. WE’RE HOPEFUL THAT WE’LL PLAY. AS FAR AS DEADLINES OR DROP DEAD DATES, THERE’S NONE OF THAT BEING TALKED ABOUT AT THIS POINT.”

WHILE A FULL SEASON IS OFF THE TABLE THERE’S HOPE A PARTIAL SEASON CAN BE PLAYED WITH A CROWNING OF A STATE CHAMPION.

“WE’D LIKE TO PLAY A SEASON. WE DON’T HAVE A TIMETABLE BUT WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE OUR END OF THE YEAR STATE TOURNAMENTS AND CROWN STATE CHAMPIONS. RIGHT NOW THAT’S OUR HOPE. I THINK WE’RE ALL PRAYING FOR THE HEALTH OF OUR COUNTRY, THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN WYOMING, THE PEOPLE IN PARK COUNTY. WE ALL NEED TO STAY WELL, TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER, PRACTICE GOOD HYGIENE.”

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