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Thursday, December 05, 2019

Roe argues for minor league baseball
US Rep. Phil Roe, (R-Tenn.) says he met Tuesday with Major League Baseball Deputy Commissioner Dan Halem: Following the meeting Roe issued a statement saying, the First District is home to four minor league baseball teams in the Appalachian League – with a fifth right across the border in Bristol, Virginia. There are ongoing discussions between major league baseball and its minor league affiliates about the future of minor league baseball, and since half of the Appalachian League teams play in our region," I want to be active in ensuring that America’s pastime is preserved for generations to come. I look forward to continuing to work to preserve baseball in the First District of Tennessee," Roe said. Roe points out that out of 10 Appalachian League teams, the First District of Tennessee is home to four teams: the Elizabethton Twins, Greeneville Reds, Johnson City Cardinals and Kingsport Mets, and the Bristol Pirates are right across the border in Bristol, Virginia. The Congressman joined 106 of his colleagues in urging Baseball Commissioner Robert Manfred to reconsider the plan to cut these teams and protect minor league baseball in their communities.

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