The opening day for the 2020 Major League Baseball season was originally set for Thursday, but, because of the corornavirus pandemic, the season has been suspended with no opening day in sight.
One local company is not only missing America’s pastime, but also the economic impact that comes with it.
Young Bat Co. reopened it’s doors in 2017 to produce hand-crafted wood bats and accessories to players and fans across the country. And the baseball stoppage has come at great cost to the family-owned company.
"We had to lay some guys off last week, and we had to come up with a plan and get really creative and try and figure out how we're going to make it through this pandemic," COO Thomas Young said. "So, it's been difficult. But I think we've learned a lot through it, too. Not only as individuals, but as a business and as a company."
Young said the company is remaining open and is grateful for the community support it has received in recent weeks.