As MLB tries to save 2020, minor-league teams across the country might be out at home

Jeff Wilson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram on

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More bad news is that seasonal and game-day employees, as many as 400 of them, are missing out on paychecks, and that has a negative trickle-down effect on businesses in the community that are already hurting.

"We feel for them and their families and wish there was more we could do to help," said Greenberg, the Rangers' general partner from 2010-2012. "But we're just completely stymied."

The best-case scenario at this point is for some kind of season, with fans socially distanced. With capacity for more than 10,000 people, Dr Pepper Ballpark is larger than the average minor-league facility and has restrooms and concessions spread throughout the ballpark.

If there isn't a season, Greenberg said the best-case scenario is the development of a coronavirus vaccine before next season is scheduled to begin. Families will want a fun and affordable activity, and that's what minor-league baseball is all about.

Right now, though, times are tough.


"We just have to wait and be prepared for anything," Greenberg said. "And hope for the best."

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