A rain delay that goes on for weeks with no break in the forecast.
That’s what 2020 has been like for the Albuquerque Isotopes, who have been stuck in a frustrating holding pattern as the clock continues to tick.
With baseball season shut down by coronavirus restrictions, the Isotopes and other minor league franchises are in an unpleasant situation entirely beyond their control. The ‘Topes haven’t played a game this season, and all indications are there will be no minor league season in 2020.
Still, Isotopes general manager John Traub and his staff can’t simply take their bag of balls and go home. Major League Baseball has made no official decisions regarding its season or if any sort of minor league games will be played this summer.