The directors of the New England Collegiate Baseball League waited as long as they could to hold a vote no one wanted to take and affirm a decision that was largely out of their hands.
"We wanted to be a ray of hope for our communities, but the ramifications of doing so felt reckless," NECBL Commissioner Sean McGrath said on Saturday morning.
Instead, the board Friday had the responsible but unenviable task of informing the league's players, fans and communities that it would not be holding a 2020 season becuase of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For the first time since 2001, the North Adams SteepleCats will not bring collegiate all-stars from around the nation to Joe Wolfe Field for a 44-game season that was scheduled to begin on June 3.
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