Prospect League looks to 2021


TERRE HAUTE (WTWO/WAWV) – Propsect League President Bruce Rosselli says they did everything they could to try and salvage a portion of the 2020 summer baseball season. “This league did everything possible to play this year especially like moving it from May 28th to July 1 but when the state regulations come about it’s out of our control,” he said

And that is simply the case for all Prospect League teams five of which play in Illinois. Still the decision to cancel the season is full of sadness for all involved. “It is really emotional because I was looking forward to having these young new 32 ball players coming in here and showing them off to the Wabash Valley and I know they’ve been wanting to play I have a son who plays minor league ball I see what he’s going through it’s just tough but it’s affecting everybody we’re all in this together as they say and I think everybody understands the decision we’re making and so I’m kind of relieved that it’s behind us and we can move forward,” Rosselli said.

They will look forward to playing again next summer. And speaking of moving forward, lots of baseball fans want to know about the Major League season. Here’s what Bruce thinks about the likelihood the Pros take the field this summer. “I just hope they can play I think people would love to see baseball come back it’s the glue that kind of holds people and the United States together when bad times come along like it is now and I think it’ll be back somehow I think they’ll make it work,” he said.

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