From the Western Slope to Washington: The fight to save the Grand Junction Rockies

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- The plan to get rid of the Grand Junction Rockies along with 41 other minor league teams has many worried: from small businesses to politicians.

On Monday, 30 Major League Baseball owners voted unanimously to support a plan which would slash 42 minor league teams, including the Grand Junction Rockies.

This issue has gotten the attention of lawmakers in Washington.

“We’ve recently joined with 105 other members of Congress to be able to encourage major league baseball to re-examine this proposal,” said Scott Tipton, representative of Colorado’s third congressional district.

Tipton and over 100 other members of Congress are drafting a letter to the MLB commissioner, urging the league to keep these minor league teams where they stand.

The MLB won’t officially rule on the plan until Summer 2020.

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