With all that is going on in the world, it seemed fitting for ALPB Roundup to take a break and consider what is next? My thoughts have spent time weighing the necessity of updating the Roundup during a time of much trouble. What good is news and analysis for a season that has no start date? Who needs baseball during a time when the dead are being stored in refrigerated box trucks in New York City?
However, it has dawned on me more recently that baseball may be what many of us need. Baseball, after all, is a regular reminder that bad days filled with missed opportunities and losses remain one swing away from redemption. Some days, the promise of a bright future for a team is enough to shine into our entire life. Other days, the mere presence of a bad baseball team is plenty of comfort for a tired heart. And what other league speaks to the endless hope within baseball quite like the Atlantic League?
So over the next (insert unknown number of days/months here), ALPB Roundup will double down. Keep an eye out for continued transaction analysis and statistical deep-dives. Look for articles following potential options for a shortened Atlantic League season in 2020. But also look for some nice ALPB-related distractions on our site and our new twitter. ALPB Roundup is already running thousands of head-to-head simulations of the 64 best Atlantic League teams in history and we’re delving into the history travel-only baseball teams like the Road Warriors ahead of their 2020 campaign. Most importantly, expect us to stay here and follow a beloved league in a time of stress. More than that, expect us to double down. There is plenty of baseball left for 2020, you just need to know where to look.