New York’s governor offers the state as a home for the entire MLB season
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to see some baseball action taking place in the state amid the coronavirus pandemic. Recently, Cuomo sent a message to Major League Baseball (MLB) teams, inviting those that can’t play due to coronavirus restrictions or outbreaks to play in the Empire State. “Play ball… here!” is what he said.
“Major League Baseball is struggling with the challenges of playing ball in the COVID crisis. I have said from day one I thought that it was a very good idea to get sports back without fans. But, it would be televised, etc. I think it would be good for the economy, I think it would be good for the psyche, I think it would be good for the nation’s soul,” said the governor on Tuesday during a conference call with reporters. “Here’s my suggestion: I understand the challenge they’re facing. New York state could host any Major League Baseball game that any teams want to play, and they could play those games in our stadiums.”
According to Cuomo, currently, NY has one of the lowest infection rates in the US. “New York state has a full department of health protocol system in place. We have a testing system in place. I offer to Major League Baseball: if you’re having problems playing in other states come play here,” he said. Cuomo has been working on getting sports action back to the state and, last week, he announced that the Toronto Blue Jays are going to play their regular season in Buffalo.