No Joy in Mudville: Minor League Baseball Season Canceled

The Springfield Cardinals were officially informed Tuesday that there will be no minor league baseball this season.

The Cardinals made the announcement to their fans shortly after Minor League Baseball released their official statement.

“We understand that our fans are disappointed and saddened by this news,” the Cardinals wrote in a statement. “We feel all of that emotion with you. Similar to so many Minor League teams across the country, this is going to be the most challenging time our organization has ever faced. While the financial ramifications of our canceled season are very real and daunting, the emotional connection that we have to our fans and this community, and the amount that we truly miss seeing everyone at the ballpark cannot be quantified.”

The Cardinals said that 2020 ticket vouchers will be honored for the 2021 season. The team will be reaching out to season ticket holders and sponsors over the next week.

“Although saddened with this news, we are excited to be the host site for the St. Louis Cardinals Taxi Squad,” the Cardinals wrote. “We are learning details from Major League Baseball and will follow all safety and health protocols that Major League Baseball requires. We will communicate further with our fans once we have more information.”