EUREKA, Calif. (KIEM)- Unfortunate news for baseball fans in Humboldt.
The Humboldt B52s announced earlier this week that they have been forced to cancel the 2021 summer season because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The team had been discussing playing during the summer but there were too many factors out of their control to move forward.
The B52s organization relies on its fundraisers and donations to operate but because of the pandemic, they weren’t able to hold any fundraisers for two years and the pandemic’s effect on small business sponsors also complicated things for the organization.
Another factor was the uncertainty of players getting the virus and having to shut down during an already shortened season.
Even though the B52s fans won’t be able to watch them play this summer…the team hopes to use this time to get ready for next year.
“We’re hoping that everyone can hang in there with us for one more year while we take this summer off,” said Jeff Giacomini, the owner of the Humboldt B52s. “Hopefully this COVID business goes away and we can get right back to it in 2022.”