DENVER — After doing due diligence, the Mile High Collegiate Baseball League has decided to cancel its 10th anniversary season, slated to start today (May 26).
“The potential risks, lack of fields and government restrictions have caused far too many unknowns for us to move forward with a viable season,” league owner Amanda Kubec stated. “This decision was not made lightly. We tried to delay as furthest out as we could, but at the end of the day, the health and safety of our players, fans, staff and family was and is our first priority.”
Kubec expressed that if fields open up this summer, they will support team’s decisions to operate as they see fit.
“We understand the immense importance of getting athletes back on the field and providing an opportunity for them to develop and play this summer,” she expressed. “It’s heartbreaking that this is the conclusion we have come to, but we are confident we are making the right decision for the current landscape of organized team sports in Colorado.”
Although there will not be a ‘regular’ season, the MHCBL and FAST Performance will provide a development league at the development facility in North Denver. FAST Performance is owned and operated by MHCBL co-owner Jason Hirsh.
“With the current guidelines from health officials we are able to adequately operate an indoor development league option for players,” Kubec expressed. ”We pride ourselves on being a development league and we feel as though taking these steps allow us to stand by what we preach, but do it in a safe manner for all those involved.”