According to SNY, the New York Mets’ COO Jeff Wilpon wrote a letter to season ticket holders amid the current coronavirus crisis. The United States are among the most heavily affected countries in the world, and the thought of starting the MLB season soon is, despite the league’s efforts and brain-storming, far-fetched.
Here’s the letter written by the Mets’ COO:
“Dear Mets fans:
Let me start by saying that I hope this note finds you and your families healthy and safe.
We are in unprecedented times and the current situation is bigger than any sport. Our priority over all else is the health and safety of our players, employees, fans and all communities, as well as following the recommendations of our public health officials, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Major League Baseball, and our own medical team.
There are so many heroes putting themselves at risk every day in an effort to save lives who deserve our gratitude and applause. Thank you to all of the doctors, nurses, health care professionals and uniformed personnel for being on the front lines around the clock during this pandemic.
As a token of our appreciation, our organization is working with our partners to provide meals and beverages for these selfless workers to help keep their strength and spirits up.
We also recently launched a $1.2M program to provide financial assistance for Citi Field game day staff impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Our hope is that these funds will help to ease the hardship suffered by the many game day staff members who have been impacted by this crisis.
We are confident that baseball will play a role in helping the country recover, as it has so often done in the past. We all look forward to when baseball is able to provide that sense of community for all of us.
Please continue to practice measures that will keep you and your family, friends, and community safe and healthy.
Mets Chief Operating Officer.”
The Mets are in wait-and-see mode
MLB and the players’ association are considering the idea of playing games without fans as soon as May in Arizona.
There are several spring training complexes there, not to mention Chase Field, the home field of the D-backs.
Meanwhile, the New York Mets’ players keep preparing themselves in their own homes, in most cases. Manager Luis Rojas is monitoring the roster from afar.