It’s been a little over a month since we rolled out our initial steps to help provide relief to our baseball clients. By extending ~$25,000 to our Pando Players, we hoped to ease their financial burdens at least a little. We also provided our clients with a list of resources highlighting other organizations committed to support minor league baseball players during this difficult time.
Players know deep-down that they’re waiting for an “Opening Day” that may never come – at least not this season.
It’s odd to think that were this a normal year, our clients would be well into their season by now. Instead, they still find themselves at home and in limbo. And while they are attempting to maintain their level of fitness and optimism while in quarantine, players know deep-down that they’re waiting for an “Opening Day” that may never come – at least not this season.
Major League Baseball has committed to pay their minor league players a portion of their salaries through the end of May. But that deadline is approaching quickly, and so far, there’s no concrete starting day on the horizon.
As this terrible period continues, we consider it our mission to continue to support our clients in a variety of ways. That’s why we continue to look for creative solutions to help and will be more than happy to take suggestions. We have no pride of ownership.
The good news — if there is any at all — is that this crisis will end at some point. And when it does, we’ll be there cheering.