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What’s the future of minor league baseball in central PA? Some good news and some bad

What will happen with the Altoona Curve and the State College Spikes now that Major League Baseball has absorbed Minor League Baseball and plans to cut 42 teams around the country?

The bad news: The Spikes likely will no longer exist as a short-season affiliate, and perhaps won’t exist at all for a period of time if they are one of the 42 teams cut from affiliated ball.

The good news: The Curve should not be affected in a drastic way. And perhaps the Spikes will still exist as a full-season affiliate, if they aren’t on the 42-team chopping block, or if additional teams fall on hard times financially and have to cease operations, thereby allowing the Spikes to take their place among the 120 teams remaining.

Check out Cory Giger’s detailed analysis of the situation in this extended 2-Minute Morning video.

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Cory Giger is a 15-year veteran of the Penn State beat and a journalist with 28 years of experience. He has won more than 100 state and national journalism awards during his career.

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