No Otterball in 2020; Frontier League Cancels Season

Jun 24, 2020

Two fans don Sumo wrestling costumes for a between-inning match during an Evansville Otters game at Bosse Field last summer.
Credit John Gibson

There will be no Evansville Otters baseball at Bosse Field this summer. 

The Frontier League has announced its 2020 baseball season is canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The word came one day after Major League Baseball announced a shortened 60-game schedule.

The Frontier League initially postponed the start of the season in April, during shutdown, quarantine, and social distancing practices across the U.S.

The league threw in the towel Wednesday, citing unresolved regulatory and health issues.

The cancellation followed renovations and upgrades at Bosse Field during the offseason.