The New York Boulders announced today that the Team Israel Olympic Baseball Team has postponed their two scheduled exhibition games at Palisades Credit Union Park until the summer of 2021.
The games were to be part of a seven-game pre-Olympic tour in the Northeast by Team Israel. However, due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Tokyo Summer Olympics has been postponed until July, 2021.
Team Israel was originally set to face off against the Boulders at 7 p.m. on July 13, then meet the NYPD’s Finest Baseball Team the following morning at 11 a.m.
“Team Israel is very disappointed that we are not going to the Olympics this year and will not get the chance to practice and play in Rockland County this summer in our quest for an Olympic medal,” Israeli Association of Baseball President and General Manager Peter Kurz said. “Whenever the games are rescheduled, Palisades Credit Union Park will remain in our plans for practice and exhibition games, and we look forward to being there and playing in front of the fans.”
Kurz added, “In the meantime, we all need to focus on fighting the spread of Covid-19 and urge all our fans to stay at home and practice social distancing. Stay safe!”
The date and times for the games in 2021 will be announced early in 2021.
(April 1, 2020: Sauget, IL) The Frontier League announced today they are officially delaying the scheduled May 14th start of the 2020 Frontier League season, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The League, which is the largest independent baseball league in North America, will continue to monitor the situation, and announce a start date for the 2020 season at the appropriate time.
“The safety of our Fans, Players and Team employees is our highest priority at this time” stated League Commissioner Bill Lee. “We are committed to doing everything in our power to playbaseball in 2020 and will continue to track the pandemic as well as Federal, State and localsocial distancing requirements in all of our markets.”
The Frontier League has also announced the delay of the League’s annual Tryout Camp and Draft scheduled for April 27th and 28th in Avon, Ohio. “It is our goal to hold our tryout camp, spring training and start our season as soon as possible”, added Commissioner Lee. “Our Boardof Directors is meeting weekly to monitor and discuss the situation, and we will provide updates as the pandemic progresses. We ask all of our Fans, Players and Staff members to follow the recommendations of Federal, State and their local health officials, in hopes of slowing thespread of this virus.”
Debuting in 1993, the Frontier League is the largest and longest-running of the modern independent leagues and features teams stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River and from the Ohio River to the St. Lawrence Seaway. More information can be found
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The Boulders are back in a playoff slot after extending their winning streak to four games - including a three-game sweep of the first-place Sussex County Miners. Their record-setting 11-game homestand continues as the Red, White and Blue are back in action for their biggest series to date. Rockland stands just one game ahead of the Ottawa Champions entering this week's four-game set.
Action starts with "Two-for-Tuesday," including a 5:00 pm double-header (two 7-inning games) necessitated by an early season rainout. In addition to receiving two tickets to see two games for the price of one, fans are encouraged to come out early and take advantage of 2-for-1 offers on pretzels and popcorn at the concession stand.
After Tuesday's double, the series continues with a Camp Day Matinee on Wednesday with an 11:00 am start, and wraps up on Thirsty Thursday, featuring $2 beers at select locations, presented by Bud Light, in addition to Conservation Night presented by Suez.
More than ever, the Boulders need the support of the Best Fans in the Can-Am League, so don't miss the Push for the Playoffs. Tickets for all home games are available at the box office, or call 845-364-0009 for more information.