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Batavia Muckdogs could strike out, lose MLB affiliation

One of 42 teams listed in NYT report
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Posted at 3:56 PM, Nov 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-18 15:56:42-05

BATAVIA, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Batavia Muckdogs are among 42 teams that could soon lose their affiliation with a Major League Baseball organization, according to a report in the New York Times.

The article says MLB is looking to re-organize its minor league structure to make it more efficient.

The Muckdogs organization has been a part of what is now the New York-Penn League since 1939. They are currently a short season-A ball affiliate of the Miami Marlins.

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) commented on the report. He says "America's favorite pastime should not become part of Upstate New York's past. It's no secret that New York's minor league teams are institutions within their communities, which is why I implore MLB to reconsider any such plans and will be reaching out to them directly to advocate for our New York teams".