With the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc on almost everything in our everyday lives in 2020, sports came to a grinding halt in North America in early to mid-March. Baseball was particularly hard hit as the season was just getting ready to ramp up for many leagues and US College baseball had just gotten underway.
In this article we will have a look at what the impacts of COVID-19 have been on baseball in Canada with regard to cancellations and delays as well as what the restart plans look like for each Province.
Provincial Baseball Restart Plans
Since we have had more than our fair share of bad news this year overall, I thought I would actually begin this article with the restart plans by Province. I am also including information on Provincial championships where available.
(Staged by region)
(Staged by region)
|Prince Edward Island||01-JUN-20||26-JUN-20||Confirmed|
Canadian Baseball Cancellations Due to COVID-19
Although there is some good news in the section above, there has been plenty of bad news due to COVID-19. Below is a list of confirmed cancellations so far.
|03-JUL-20||Baseball Nova Scotia||2020 Bluenose League and BNS Provincials Cancelled Due to NS Government Inaction|
|09-JUN-20||Baseball Saskatchewan||2020 Saskatchewan Provincial Championships Cancelled|
|08-JUN-20||Canada West||2020-21 First Term Team Competitions Cancelled|
|08-JUN-20||Ontario University Athletics||Sport Programming Cancelled Until 2021|
|08-JUN-20||Atlantic University Sport||Competition Suspended Until 2021|
|08-JUN-20||U Sports||2020 Fall Championships Cancelled|
|07-JUN-20||Baseball Atlantic||2020 Baseball Atlantic Championships Cancelled|
|04-JUN-20||Toronto Blue Jays||2020 Tournament 12 Cancelled|
|01-JUN-20||Baseball Manitoba||2020 Manitoba Provincial Championships Cancelled|
|23-APR-20||Baseball Canada||2020 National Championships Cancelled|
|16-MAR-20||Baseball Ontario||Suspension of all In-person baseball activities|
|13-MAR-20||All Provincial governing|
bodies except Baseball Ontario
|Suspension of all In-person baseball activities|
I have tried to make these lists as complete an accurate as possible but if I have made any mistakes or missed anything please let me know by leaving a comment.
I will make periodic updates to both tables as more information becomes available. Hopefully we can start to hear more about restarts than cancellations going forward.