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Take me out to the ballpark: Schumer and MLB officials head to NYSEG Stadium

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BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- Senator Chuck Schumer has told the MLB it needs to 'play ball' with Southern Tier Stakeholders over its' plans to dissolve the Rumble Ponies.

Schumer will be in attendance at NYSEG Stadium along with MLB Officials next week to discuss the future of the ballgame in Broome County.

The senator's office says other leaders will be there alongside Schumer and the MLB officials.

The visit follows Schumer's letters and personal visits to MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred Jr. to urge him to hear directly from stakeholders and local leaders in Binghamton.

"MLB needs to steps up to the plate and play ball with Southern Tier stakeholders to find a solution that doesn’t strike out the Rumble Ponies,” Schumer said in an official press release sent to 12 News.

Forty-one other teams are also in jeopardy of being dissolved, including three more in New York State.

Stay tuned to 12 News for more information regarding the senator's visit.

WBNG Staff

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