The top ranking Democrat in the United States Senate is going to bat for the Auburn Doubledays.
Senator Chuck Schumer is strongly opposed to a reported plan from Major League Baseball to restructure the minor leagues.
It’s been reported MLB would dramatically reduce or significantly restructure the number of Upstate franchises that share an affiliation with a Major League club.
Specifically, it appears Major League Baseball is planning to take 42 teams that are currently affiliated with Major League teams and strip those organizations of their affiliations.
According to the same reports, those teams would then be reassigned to compete in a newly formed lower-caliber independent league, called the Dream League.
It also indicates that MLB’s current proposal would eliminate the Major League affiliations of four teams across New York State: The Binghamton Rumble Ponies, Batavia Muckdogs, Auburn Doubledays, and Staten Island Yankees.