Chicago Cubs Chairman Releases Statement on Suspension of Baseball Season

Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts releases a statement to the media on Monday regarding the decision by Major League Baseball to suspend Spring Training Baseball and delay the start of the regular season of Major League Baseball. In the brief statement to the media, Chairman Ricketts affirmed that he agreed with Major League Baseball on this decision…

“The health and wellness of our fans, players and associates is our team’s top priority. In light of rapidly changing developments resulting from the coronavirus, we believe Major League Baseball’s decision is in the best interests of the safety and well-being of the public and the game of baseball. While our hope is to play baseball at Wrigley Field soon, we will continue to work in close coordination with Major League Baseball, as well as with Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and their administrations to ensure that we make the best decisions to protect public health and safety.

“In the meantime, Major League Baseball is preparing a variety of contingency plans in concert with clubs regarding the 2020 regular season schedule and will be offering updates as soon as possible.”

The Chicago Cubs broadcast season was set to begin on WKEI on March 17th with a pre-season game. We will update you as soon as a new schedule is set at LocalSportsNow.com.

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