This Is Us Softball, USSSA Pride Cancel Remainder Of Season
The This Is Us professional softball team announced the cancellation of the remainder of its 2020 season on Wednesday, citing COVID-19 concerns.
Following the team's announcement, the USSSA Pride also announced the news about their own season cancellation.
"This Is Us Softball is heartbroken to announce that this season has been cancelled due to COVID-19," the team's statement reads. "Due to exposure to COVID-19, we must protect the health and safety of our players. TIU Softball will continue to create awareness, empowerment, and unity in the softball community."
Before the season's cancellation, the team took three of five games from the Pride as the newly rebranded This Is Us squad. The team's name change from the Scrap Yard Dawgs to This Is Us Softball came after an insensitive tweet was sent by Scrap Yard's general manager Connie May.
Following the incident, all 18 members of the team decided to walk away from the Scrap Yard organization and create their own team aimed at sending a message of awareness, empowerment and unity regarding race relations in softball.
"Our season may be over, but our mission is not," the team's statement continues. "This is not the end. We are just getting started."
A team representative has not answered Softball America's request for comment about whether or not any of the This Is Us players tested positive for COVID-19.