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American Association delays start of season

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Inevitably

Earlier this week, the American Association, an independent baseball league that features such team as the St. Paul Saints and the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, announced that their season’s start would be delayed until July (at the earliest).

The “other” team in town, the Saints, put on a very fun and affordable show at their young ballpark, and were looking to be a viable alternative to the Twins for Minnesota’s baseball fix this season. However, as was inevitable, the American Assocation has decided to delay the season.

Both as a Twin Cities native and a current Fargo resident, I have greatly enjoyed attending AA games in the past. The teams from both cities feature a terrific ballpark atmosphere at a very affordable price.

The league was founded in 2005, after the Saints and a few other teams left the Northern League. It currently features twelve teams spread across the Great Plains, Texas, and the Midwest. The teams feature mostly former college or minor leaguers, with a few former pros mixed in. Current major leaguers Max Scherzer, James Paxton, and Brandon Kintzler, among others, played in the league prior to their major league careers.

Mark it up as another loss to COVID-19.