MIDLAND, Texas — The Rockhounds organization was making plans for the start of a new season on Tuesday morning. That afternoon, they learned that their preparation wouldn't be necessary.
Minor League Baseball announced on Tuesday that the organization would not be providing their affiliate teams with players for the 2020 season, resulting season's cancellation for all 189 current minor league teams.
RockHounds General Manager Monty Hoppel spoke to media Tuesday about the cancellation saying, "It's disappointing, no minor league season at any level, including here in Midland. Hard to believe. We were patiently waiting, holding out hope just like Major League Baseball, think that was hard enough for them. But really to try to plan 160 to 180 teams throughout the country in different cities, I can see the challenge that they would have."
The RockHounds are currently still planning to hold events at Momentum Bank Ballpark throughout the season.
Events currently planned include:
- Permian Basin high school seniors baseball tournament, July 23-24
- Victory 5K run, September 19
- Christian concert featuring Matthew West, September 30