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‘We’re In Dire Straits’

Minor League Baseball president Pat O’Conner painted a dark but frank picture of the future of the minor leagues on June 30, the day the season was officially canceled.

Already, the league was threatened by Major League Baseball’s plan to contract roughly 40 teams in an effort to realign the minor leagues. The economic stranglehold placed on teams by the coronavirus pandemic only made things worse and could result in teams that aren’t on the chopping block being forced to fold their operations.

“It’s north

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