Like the Canadian team in the Frontier League, Winnipeg Goldeyes is the next Canadian team to face problems due to the Corona crisis. This year’s Gold Eyes will be difficult to play in the American Association, as the US-Canada border is still closed from the Canadian side. So Gold Eyes took their step to play their game.
According to minorleaguesportsreport.com, the club will play in Jackson, Tennessee in the 2021 season.
Jackson Generals, who played in the former AA Southern League, was not invited to become an affiliate of the MLB team as MLB decided to cut 42 MiLB teams in a fund-raising move. As a result, Jackson hasn’t had professional baseball since then. Therefore, the movement of Gold Eyes is done at the right time.
Gold Eyes thanked the city of Jackson and the general, allowing the club to call the city home for the foreseeable future. “Our club thanks Jackson General for providing Winnipeg Goldeyes and is home to the 2021 season,” said Samkats, President and CEO of Goldeyes. “We look forward to building a great relationship with Jackson and providing the community with an exciting and entertaining baseball brand.”
The general also said on this issue: “General Jackson is excited to host Gold Eyes at Jackson’s Ballpark this summer,” said General Manager Marcus Sabata. “The pandemic was tough for everyone. When the opportunity to host Winnipeg came, we were happy to help our fellow ball clubs, while Jackson showed Winnipeg the true Southern hospitality. No doubt, I’m looking forward to the exciting summer of “J-Peg” baseball. “
As someone is speaking on behalf of the Jackson Generals, that means the organization is still standing, and other MiLB clubs who weren’t invited or couldn’t find a league to play threw towels. (Like Staten Island Yankees) or Lancaster JetHawks).
Gold Eyes will not rule out a return to Winnipeg as the situation around Corona improves and the Canadian government reopens its borders.
– MLB Sports
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