We speculated that this would happen for months, and now it’s official:
The Vermont Lake Monsters won’t take the field in 2020, and the entire Minor League season has been canceled as well.
The 2020 minor league baseball season has been officially canceled, per league sources and official release. pic.twitter.com/a98x5aNCjZ
— emilycwaldon (@EmilyCWaldon) June 30, 2020
This will be the first year since 1994 that the Lake Monsters/Expos haven’t played in Burlington and will be a major loss to the fabric of the communities summer.
The Lake Monsters are also on the preliminary list to be contracted from Minor League Baseball as the number of affiliated teams looks to go from approximately 160 to approximately 120 next year, so we’ll see what happens in the future.