To all Grosse Pointe Park Little League families:
We at GPPLL hope you are all safe and healthy, and that everyone is holding up emotionally and physically in the current situation.
As May is underway, we (like you) miss the sights, sounds and smells of the Grosse Pointe Park Little League diamonds at Art Getz Field. Last weekend’s warm weather was bittersweet as many of us enjoyed practicing baseball with our kids in the backyard but missed participating in the biggest weekend on the Little League calendar: the opening day parade and festivities.
We remain hopeful for these moments as we convene weekly meetings to plan for a possible 2020 season. Most importantly, we have formed a four-member Safety Committee that is evaluating health safety alternatives that could be employed upon the start of the season. These enhancements would allow the league exceed the government safety guidelines while preserving the spirit of the game.
Currently, we know that we can do nothing baseball related until May 29th at the very earliest. It’s very likely that any potential start date will be later than that. We are optimistic, but also realistic. The State of Michigan, Wayne County, and the Grosse Pointe School District (because of our field usage) will all need to give us approval. We will not make the decision to play without the consensus that it is safe to do so.
While it is impossible to know a start date, our plan is to have as close to a normal length regular season and playoffs as possible (typically 9 weeks). This means that we could potentially be playing well into August.
Finally, we wanted to give you an opportunity through the SurveyMonkey link below to provide us with important feedback to a few questions regarding a possible 2020 baseball season.
Your volunteer Grosse Pointe Park Little League Board