U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced a bill that would make Major League Baseball (MLB) teams ineligible to participate or benefit from the Paycheck Protection Program or emergency lending programs within the CARES Act if MLB moves forward with eliminating Montana’s minor league baseball teams.
“Montana’s minor league baseball teams are an important part of our community and bring joy to many Montana families during the summer season,” Daines said. “It would be devastating if we lost our local teams. That’s why I’m introducing a bill to help save baseball in Montana and put pressure on MLB to stop shutting down these small hometown leagues that will take away America’s pastime from Montana communities.”
Minor league baseball teams in Billings, Great Falls, and Missoula have been faced with proposals that would end their connections with MLB.
Losing those affiliations would put the public investments into those baseball facilities at-risk, as well as the hundreds of jobs those clubs support in the state.
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