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TO TEAMS IN THE 2020 SEASON OF THE HOME TALENT BASEBALL LEAGUE
After much discussion and consideration, the Home Talent League Executive Board has decided to delay start of the 2020 season until June 7 at the earliest and if that is at all possible. The board shared ideas and concerns and came up with the following in which to base their decision.
WHAT WE KNOW FOR SURE
1-We would like to start the season June 7
2-We would like to play Sunday League for sure and Night League if possible
3-We would like to have some sort of play-offs
4-People have indicated they want to see baseball played this summer
Of course, this is very tentative.
We are still under the Governor's Stay at Home policy and the President of the US announced there will be nothing lifted until May 1. Health experts have indicated the virus could become more serious in the very near future which could extend closures of businesses, schools, parks, government buildings, etc. for a longer period.
What we suggest to our teams is check with your municipality or school district to see if and when your field may be available. Discuss the possibility among your players what is their desire if the season has to be delayed past a June start. Discuss if you want to have a Night League schedule or not. Be aware, even if we can start playing game, there may be limits on attendance and sanctions on food and beverage sales. Discuss how long the season should be for both league games and play-offs.
The HTL board will monitor the situation and continue to lead the effort to move toward a season. We ask your patience as we study the impact of something we have never seen before. This is not a Wisconsin health problem, a US health problem, but it is a worldwide health problem and a pandemic. We are also in touch with other amateur baseball leagues in Wisconsin, and they are dealing with the same issues we are.
Be assured, we will do that right thing when it comes to the safety and lives of our teams, players and fans.
Everyone please stay safe.
THE HOME TALENT EXECUTIVE BOARD
Pictured below is Tim Garant from the Fort Atkinson Generals and Bryan Setz with the Home Talent Brewing Company. Tim is accepting a check from Bryan on behalf of 88 Smokehouse in Fort Atkinson for $76 that was donated to the Generals because 88 Smokehouse finished a keg of "Home Talent Original"!
This is the second donation that a HTL ballclub has received for a finished keg, as the Waunabowl in Waunakee also previously donated to the Waunakee Home Talent Team.
This is hopefully the beginning of many more to come, as production of the Home Talent Brewing Company beers gets up to speed. If Home Talent ballclubs would like to know more, or know of an establishment that may be interested in the Home Talent Brewing Company, please contact Craig Setz or Bryan Setz.
Tim Garant of the Fort Atkinson Generals receives a check from Bryan Setz of the Home Talent Brewing Company.