Generals head coach discusses changes to upcoming season
VICTORIA, Texas — Baseball fans rejoice. America’s pastime will be back at Riverside Stadium next week as the Victoria Generals report to the team’s offices and gear up for a COVID-19-shortened 2020 season.
“It’s exciting,” said Generals head coach Michael Oros. “Baseball across the United States is being canceled or changed, making ways to make it work and that’s what we’re gonna do in the TCL and down here in Victoria.”
The TCL is also unveiling an exciting new format in 2020 with the addition of six minor league franchises — in Frisco, Tulsa, San Antonio and Round Rock, with two in Amarillo. While the players will all be college-eligible per TCL regulations, the change will allow teams like the Generals to play road games in Double-A and Triple-A stadiums.
“To go to those places and to play in those places that they dream of going in the future is gonna be exciting for them,” said Oros. “And I can’t lie as a coach, it’s exciting for me too.”
The Generals will hold their first intrasquad game at Riverside on Thursday, with their first regular season home game on July 3rd at Riverside.