A walk through town. A day at the beach. The crack of the bat.
Summertime on Cape Cod is annually filled with all of the above, but 2020 continues to strike a different tone.
The baseball scene in New England was dealt another crushing blow on Friday afternoon when the venerable Cape Cod League ― widely regarded as the nation’s top summer collegiate circuit ― announced the cancellation of its 2020 summer season. The schedule was slated to begin on Saturday, June 13.
The decision was made “based on the health concerns and safety needs of all involved” (players and coaches, fans, host families, other volunteers, etc.) as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, according to the league’s statement. Despite that truth, there was disappointment in the outcome for the many people touched by one of New England’s timeless sports traditions.