The Rockford Rivets Are Back In Action July 1st
Not that there's anything wrong with watching South Korean baseball (it's actually really fun), but if you've been missing the American version on a local level, you're in luck.
Another “pod” of Northwoods League teams comprised of the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders, the Green Bay Booyah, the La Crosse Loggers, the Rockford Rivets, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, and the Wisconsin Woodchucks will return for play this summer starting July 1st.
According to the Northwoods League's website, here's how it will work:
The season for this pod will last until August 20th, and will be capped with a two-day, pod playoff series. Working in consultation with state and local officials, the six teams have each developed a plan for safe operation in their respective locations, and the teams look forward to welcoming fans and players back for a much-anticipated season of Northwoods League baseball.
With additional teams in the region still working through the possibility of opening later in July, this “pod” could expand before the season’s end. Details regarding each team’s initial schedule of games will be released soon, and additional details can be found at the Northwoods League website at www.northwoodsleague.com.
In case you were unaware, the Northwoods League has had over 230 of their players move on to Major League Baseball.
...including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB All-Star Jordan Zimmermann (DET).
It'll be great to see the Rivets back in action again!