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Growlers baseball games back on after postponement

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Posted at 10:56 AM, Jul 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-09 10:56:19-04

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Kalamazoo Growlers games are back on after Wednesday night’s game was postponed after visits from officials, the team announced Thursday morning.

The team and its lawyer spoke with the Kalamazoo County Health Department, sheriff’s department and the attorney general’s office to get clearance for future games, according to a news release.

“On behalf of the baseball fans in our city, we are glad that the SW Michigan Pod of the Northwoods League is again able to provide a safe venue for community enjoyment during these difficult times,” said Shaun P. Willis, managing partner of Willis Law.

Officials had told the Growlers they could not play because Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order requires that college athletes maintain a six-foot distance at all times, unlike professional athletes, who only need to do so “to the extent possible within the sport,” the team said Wednesday.

The team said Thursday that the season may now continue as planned, “subject to the restrictions within the applicable executive orders.”

Fans who missed Wednesday’s game will be notified about what upcoming game will replace their ticket, the team said.

Thursday night’s game between the Kalamazoo Growlers and the Kalamazoo Mac Daddies starts at 7:30 p.m.