PaddleHeads Ownership Doesn’t Expect Team to Play in 2020
We're two weeks out from the scheduled start of the Missoula PaddleHeads season.As a baseball fan, I've been in the middle of this conversation around the office a few times lately. Will the PaddleHeads have a season? They can't have a season, can they? If Major League Baseball still doesn't have a plan for having a season, minor league seasons aren't going to happen, are they?
Nothing is official yet. But, hearing the words from co-chair Peter Davis, you don't get a good feeling about the crack of the bat and the pop of the glove being on the horizon. In an NBC Montana article, Davis is quoted as saying "Nothing is confirmed yet, but we aren't expecting to play this year. We really think it's 2021 -- we're focused on 2021 in terms of baseball."
Well, that kind of takes the wind out of the sails a bit for anyone holding out hope of baseball in Missoula this summer. What a bummer! Especially after a big offseason for the team that featured a new name, new look, and being named the best new look in Minor League Baseball.
If you want to find a bit of good news to take from the uncertainty and probable cancellation of the season, it sounds like there will still be some fun held at Ogren Park this summer. There's talk of using the field for movie nights, trivia nights, family fun days, and more. You can read more about possible events planned for Ogren Park as well as how the current pandemic is affecting ownership HERE.