Salem-Beverly Baseball (BSYBCI) is a non-profit youth organization that teaches valuable life skills to young adults aged 13-20 through the great game of baseball. Our organization houses Babe Ruth, Senior Babe Ruth, Tompkins All Stars and American Legion Baseball in Salem & Beverly MA.
June 11, 2020
We truly hope that you and yours are staying healthy and well during this unprecedented time. That being said, I’ll get right to the point: we can’t have a Babe Ruth Baseball season. The uncertainty of the timing, the restrictions being placed upon youth sports by the State and local authorities, and the overall weight of responsibility for the health of these young men is just too much. As a board, we don’t want to drag this out all summer so we’re going to cancel it now and offer everyone a full refund on registration.
Our board struggled mightily with this decision, as you can imagine. We all wanted to give the kids an opportunity to play and tried to put every idea we had into practice but nothing we could come up with would guarantee the health and safety of the community at large. So we decided to refocus our efforts on what is to come, rather than trying to make up for what we’ve already missed. Our current plan is to refund any paid registrations and suspend any and all baseball operations until August 1. At or around this date, we will reconvene to discuss what we can do offer quality, instructive and most importantly safe recreation for the kids of Salem and Beverly. This may include a late summer pool-play tournament or it may mean an early start to our fall baseball program – none of us know what our capabilities will be a month and a half from now.
We do apologize for waiting this long. We really were hopeful. Please tell the players that all the coaches and administrators of Salem Beverly Baseball share in their disappointment. We miss it as much as they do, but we have to be realistic and responsible. Thanks for bearing with us and we will update you as soon as we can.
Matthew Lipinski, President
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