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Blue Jays decline offer to play home games in West Virginia

July 24th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Major League Baseball’s Toronto Blue Jays will play their shortened pandemic season home games in Buffalo, New York but West Virginia offered. Gov. Jim Justice said during his Friday media briefing on the coronavirus that he called Major League Baseball and offered Appalachian Power Park in Charleston as a temporary home for the Blue Jays.

“They decided they’re not going to come to Charleston. We made a run at it,” Justice said.

Justice said he was told by MLB officials that they would let Toronto know of the Charleston option. The Blue Jays were shopping for a home after Canada said it wasn’t going to allow other MLB teams from the U.S. to come to Toronto because of COVID-19.

Justice said Friday he doesn’t regret making the call.

One Response to “Blue Jays decline offer to play home games in West Virginia”

  1. July 24, 2020 at 10:38 pm, Kevin said:

    It was worth a shot.


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