The Chesapeake MSBL has decided to adhere to the CDC’s recommendation of avoiding gatherings of 50 or more people for at least 8 weeks. If not extended, this period will end on May 11th.
We feel that it is important to offer each of our teams their full 20+ game regular season, which we could do with an opening day as late as July 5th and ending date as late as September 20th. If opening day is delayed beyond May 12th, our plan is to incrementally reduce the scope of our playoff format, which historically runs about 3 weeks with fewer and fewer teams alive after each round, rather than to shorten the regular season for everyone.
While we anxiously look forward to playing in 2020, the health of our players, umpires, families and friends remains our #1 priority. We plan to offer all of our teams as much baseball as possible once we're sure it that it can be done safely.