13u-19u Gopher State Summer League
On July 6th, baseball in Minnesota made its triumph return but unfortunately it was filled with mixed emotions for the MYAS. Our organization could not have been more excited to see the kids back on the diamond as we have been fighting for this opportunity for since early April. However at the same time, we had report after report of teams not following the Safe Play: Back to the Diamond guidelines. Teams were packed in dug outs, players giving high fives, people sharing equipment, spectators were packed together down the foul line, and so on and so on.
It is imperative that everyone works together to do their part to ensure that baseball is here to stay this summer. Moving forward if the MYAS gains knowledge from the opposing team, umpire or any other source, that your team is not complying with the Safe Play: Back to the Diamond COVID-19 Safety Guidelines, your team will be suspended from league play indefinitely.
All of us need to take this seriously and adhere to the guidelines, that promotes physical distancing and limited contact for all participants. If we do not, we will be back to where we were two months ago, rather quickly. Please make sure that you, your team and your spectators take the time to know these guidelines before your take the field again.