Mayor David Joins Task Force to Help Save Rumble Ponies
The push to save Minor League Baseball from politicians all over the political spectrum continues as Mayors from across the country are banding together for the cause. Binghamton Mayor Rich David has joined a Mayors Task Force to save Minor League Baseball. The task force is made up of mayors all over the country and is focused on preserving the 42 teams that the MLB plans to eliminate, which includes the Binghamton Rumble Ponies.
One of the MLB's reasons for the elimination of these teams is due to teams facilities that do not meet their standards. David says that with the 10 million dollars in upgrades NYSEG Stadium has received in recent years that it is compliant with the MLB's standards.
"We don't necessarily fit into the box that Major League baseball is trying to put all these other teams in," says Mayor David. "So I'm hopeful at the end of the day Binghamton at least will survive and continue to have a baseball presence in the City of Binghamton. But I also want to advocate for other municipalities that are facing the same challenges as Binghamton."
David went on to say the loss of Minor League Baseball would have a detrimental impact on small communities everywhere just to save money for millionaires and billionaires.
He says the task force will come together to find the most effective strategy to approach the issue going forward and will be working with federal officials as well.