Cyclones’ 2020 season officially canceled
'Sad day for many' as Brooklyn fans wait until next year
What was already a foregone conclusion due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic became official this week as the 2020 Minor League Baseball season was canceled, leaving Brooklynites without one of their favorite summer attractions on Coney Island.
The Brooklyn Cyclones, Class A short-season affiliate of the New York Mets, will not get to take a victory lap after capturing their first-ever outright New York-Penn League Championship last summer at MCU Park.
“These are unprecedented times for our country and our organization as this is the first time in our history that we’ve had a summer without minor-league baseball played,” MiLB President Pat O’Conner announced in a league-issued statement Tuesday.
“While this is a sad day for many, this announcement removes the uncertainty surrounding the 2020 season and allows our teams to begin planning for an exciting 2021 season of affordable family entertainment.”