Without enough working lights to host nighttime games at Paseo Baseball Stadium, starts to the Guam Major League and Guam Masters Baseball League are on hold.
Department of Parks and Recreation Deputy Director Victor Villagomez confirmed that the lights are in stock, but they have no way of installing them.
Villagomez said he solicited other government agencies and the private sector, but a bucket truck isn’t available until late March.
“It is a light issue,” Villagomez said. “We are ready to go. The only thing holding us back is a lift. If anyone can help us out sooner, we are definitely interested.”
Paul Pangelinan, a Guam Men’s National Baseball Team member, also a standout pitcher in both the GML and GMBL, expressed frustration over the situation, which has persisted for many months.
Due to dangerous lighting conditions, last season, the possibility of getting hit by balls prompted high school baseball to halt night games. In November 2019, a situation arose when several World Baseball U15 Oceania Qualifier games were suspended due to darkness. Apart from the embarrassment, midweek games were played during the day, leading to lost…