"New York State has one of the lowest infection rates in the United States. New York State has a full department of health protocol and testing system in place," says Cuomo, who notes the Mets and Yankees are hosting games at Citi Field and Yankee Stadium, respectively, while the Toronto Blue Jays will play most of its home games this season at Sahlen Field here in Buffalo. "I offer MLB, if you're having problems playing in other states, come play here."
Cuomo says if the MLB takes him up on the offer, teams can fly in on private aircraft and go from the airport to a hotel, where they would be quarantined and tested. He adds test results would come back, then play ball and leave town under state protocols.
"It would be great for the state economy, and it would be great for New Yorkers and Americans," says Cuomo. "I understand every team wants to play in its own stadium. But if it's not practical, come play here. There are no fans anyway, so it's all about coverage, and New York is the media capital."