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The Condors looking ahead to next year, during Covid-19 suspension

Posted at 9:41 AM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 12:41:15-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The front office is empty. Lonely hallways left vacant by orders to self-isolate. This should be a week full of life, preparing for the final three home games of the regular season.

But instead, it's eerily quiet.

"This is uncharted territory," said team president Matthew Riley.

Ryan Holt, the director of media and broadcasting called it surreal. He said it's the longest he's ever gone without seeing Matt and his co-workers since his arrival in Bakersfield.

He's also sporting a post-season look! "I can't think of a better time to start a quarantine beard," said Holt.

There was plenty left to do this season. The Condors last game was an overtime shootout thriller on March 7th. That left 12 games on the books. Not to mention, all the promotional stuff that never got handed out.

"The $5 beach towel giveaway, Blackout jerseys and alumni game," said Riley, "we still have it all, now we have to figure out what to do with it."

The Condors are unlikely to finish any games this season, but will wait to see what happens in the rest of the sports world before any final decision is made.
"We could have the NHL playoffs, football, the Masters in November and Kentucky Derby in September," said Holt, "it's like bizarro world."

The club has also reached out to sponsors and season ticket members to see if there is anything they can do to help during this strange time. The only thing they can't do for you is help you find toilet paper.

"I don't think it's time to break out the Fresno Falcon promotional toilet paper just yet," said Riley, "we'll keep that under lock and key."

Just like the current season, on hold, until this viral suspension is wiped away.