By Marty Gordon
The Pulaski Yankees Appalachian League baseball team had expected an early June home opener, but that seems to be in a holding pattern as Major League Baseball tries to figure out what to do in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This week, the Pulaski team‘s office sent a letter to season holders that said, “We are optimistic that we will know more details about our 2020 season in the near future. We know many of you have questions about if the season will be played, when it will begin and how many fans will be allowed at Motor Mile Field at Calfee Park.”
The letter went on to say, “These are questions we too are asking, as the answers will be provided by Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball and the state/local government and health regulations. We will continue to receive information from these entities and plan/adjust our event schedule and ballpark operating policies accordingly.
“At this time, we can tell you that we do expect a delayed start to our 2020 season due to the simple fact that we will not start play prior to the major league teams. As more information becomes available, we will share it with you. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time, and we will navigate these uncertain waters together. We appreciate your continued support and look forward to seeing you at Motor Mile Field at Calfee Park as soon as it is safe for us to gather once again. Until that time comes, please stay safe and healthy and know that we miss you all.”
Planned renovations at historic Calfee Park were put on hold because of the coronavirus.