LANSING, Mich. — There's no denying 2020 has kept sports fans guessing. Especially when it comes to Minor League Baseball (MiLB) where games were unable to be played and 42 teams were eliminated entirely.
But, there's good news coming out of the Lansing Lugnuts' front office today.Owner Tom Dickinson announced a new affiliation with the Oakland A's.
In his announcement, Dickinson expressed his gratitude for the Lugnuts' 15-year partnership with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Dickinson told in-house reporter Jesse Goldberg-Strassler, "through our 15 seasons with the Blue Jays, the Lugnuts competed at a high level with talented, high-character players, thrilling our fans on their way to building the foundation for the Blue Jays’ future."
This new partnership with the Oakland A's will bring the Lugnuts from A to A+. To go from an A grade to a High A grade is a promotion of sorts for the entire organization.
"Our players work hard every year for a promotion. This year our whole organization may very well be getting a promotion in addition to joining one of Major League Baseball’s storied franchises in the Athletics," said Dickinson.
Since their arrival to Lansing in 1996, the franchise has prided themselves on growth and community. In their 24 seasons in the Midwest League, the Lugnuts have welcomed millions of fans. With the precautions surrounding the coronavirus they are unsure when they'll host fans again but they look forward to bringing a new level of game play.
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