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Community Sports May 4th, 2020 - 20:15:43

There will be baseball: Rec. Board votes to have season.

By Dave Whitaker
May 4, 2020, 23:13

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With Governor Brian Kempís executive order keeping recreation departments closed set to expire May 14, the Cochran Bleckley Recreation Department board undertook an important topic at their monthly meeting Monday night.

Would there be spring ball? Three proposals were discussed. The first was starting in May (originally May 11 but moved once it was realized the governorís order would still be in effect.) A second proposal was starting in June, limiting a regular season, then going straight to all stars. The third was to have no season, and credit money paid toward either football or fall ball.

No one wanted the third option. There was discussion over the first two. While the turnaround before practice beginning is short, the consensus was having an approximately five-week season would provide more children a chance to play, not just those who would make all stars.

With a focus on keeping the crowds down, there will be an opening weekend rather than just one opening day. T-Ball and softball opening night will be May 22 at 6 pm. Baseball opening day will be May 23 at 10 am.

Numerous other safety precautions will be followed. They include having concession workers wear gloves and masks, hand sanitizer stations at the dugouts, hand sanitizer stations around the park, and roping off of certain areas such as around home plate to prevent congregating.

Director Andy Brand said he wouldíve been good with either the first or second selection but was glad the board decided to vote to have games. He believes itís important to have this for both the kids and the community.

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