This Thursday night, April 9th, would have been the home opener for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. The game against Akron would have been the official kickoff of a very exciting season for the Rumble Ponies that includes hosting the 2020 Eastern League All-Star Game. The All-Star game is still scheduled to take place on July 14th and 15th at NYSEG Stadium.

In the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, a lot of sporting events have been canceled or postponed including the start of the Binghamton Rumble Ponies season.  As of now, the season has been delayed until at least May 10th, but that won't stop you from watching the Binghamton Rumble Ponies in action ... sort of.

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The Binghamton Rumble Ponies have teamed up with Fox 40 WICZ to air the virtual Rumble Ponies home opener against the Akron Rubber Ducks.

Eddie Saunders of the Binghamton Rumble ponies said the organization was pleased to find they were in the video game Major League Baseball The Show 20. So they decided to play a game as the Rumble Ponies against Akron.

The virtual game, which Saunder says was played by Binghamton Rumble Ponies staff members on their PS4, will air this Thursday April 6:30 on Fox 40.

In a press release regarding the virtual game, J.B. Bayne, Managing Director of the Binghamton Rumble Ponies said,

We support the efforts to stay safe and at home as directed by local officials. We thought we would offer a little fun and entertainment as we all stand together in this time of unity.

And even though it's not the real thing, it might just be enough of a “sports fix” to help you get by until the season starts.

So grab some cold ones, a few hot dogs, and some peanuts or Cracker Jacks, and tune in to root on the “Virtual Rumble Ponies”.
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