One of the crown jewels of a New England summer is the Cape Cod Baseball League.
The league announced the cancellation of its 2020 season back on Apr. 24, leaving a temporary gaping void in the nation’s college baseball scene for the upcoming year.
Without baseball in the venerable league, fans won’t have their usual opportunities to see future Major League Baseball stars shine on the diamonds of southeastern Massachusetts. We won’t know which New England-based college player will become the next “feel good story” like Bentley graduating senior Max Troiani, who turned his temporary 2019 stay into an All-Star summer with the Orleans Firebirds.
Other expected returnees like Boston College’s Cody Morissette (Exeter, N.H.) have found another home in the Futures League. However, the loss of a Cape season is certainly a missed opportunity for a unique summer of a lifetime and great exposure to scouts for all players, but especially New Englanders.