Originally hailing from Queens, it shouldn’t surprise any that New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, is a New York Mets fan. Utilizing that common knowledge, the governor, in his interviews with his brother, CNN’s Chris Cuomo, brought up his conversations with one of the Wilpon’s.
Why the Testing Isn’t the Wilpon’s Biggest Complaint
There are still plenty of ideas about how to restart the baseball season when MLB decides to restart the baseball. Dr. Fauci stressed that the Arizona idea was plausible, only if the stipulations of no fans in the stands, all teams and essential personnel are sequestered in a hotel room, and everyone is tested regularly are met. Well, with the 26 men on the roster, if we have a 4 month season where each player is tested only once a week, that’s over 12,000 tests. If you were to look at the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the US (700 thousand plus), and the US population (over 300 million), and the first case was recorded in January, there isn’t a lot of tests available.
That’s not Jeff Wilpon’s biggest concern, according to the governor.
“Apparently Major League Baseball would have to make a deal with the players,” Cuomo said, essentially breaking MLB news and cutting out the usual “sources close to the owner” rigmarole that the Wilpons usually use to get their message out. “If you have no one in the stands, then the numbers are gonna change, right? The economics are gonna change.
“But if Major League Baseball and the players could come to an agreement on how to adjust the economics for that reality, that would be a good thing. We have to start to move to normalcy, and people have to start to see some hope and light.”
In the time of a global pandemic, where everyone, INCLUDING athletes, are financially struggling, leaves it to the Wilpon’s to be more concerned about how much money they’re making and losing during the crisis.