The cancellation of the 2020 Cape Cod Baseball League season left a hole in many baseball fans’ hearts around New England, including that of Cape League Commissioner Eric Zmuda.
Good news for those fans: The Cape League will return in 2021. Zmuda confirmed as much on the New England Baseball Journal Podcast, when he joined host Dan Guttenplan for a discussion of what the 2021 season will look like.
“We’re going to try to make it as normal as possible, and we’re very excited to have a full season,” Zmuda said on the pod. “We’re continuing to look for updates from state and local health officials. We’re excited about some good news that we’ve gotten from the federal level in terms of getting people vaccinated by May. That will help us draft our policies and procedures. We’re hoping to ease some of the restrictions we have in place now. We want everybody to be as safe as possible while also getting back to a sense of normalcy.”
For baseball fans in New England, the Cape Cod League is a part of the normalcy of summer. Fans often bring blankets and sit around the high school fields as some of the top collegiate baseball players square off in a competitive environment that also serves as top opportunities for scouts to evaluate prospects.