Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone invited Major League Baseball teams Tuesday to move their games to Bethpage Ballpark, home of the Long Island Ducks.
In response to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s invitation for every team to play their games in New York State, Bellone tweeted out, “Suffolk County extends an offer as well. We are ready to host @MLB teams at #BethpageBallpark – home of the @LIDucks. This would be a home run for everyone!”
The Long Island Ducks season was canceled for this year because of the epidemic.
Major League Baseball started its season last week. Over the weekend, the Miami Marlins reported an outbreak of Covid-19 amongst team and staff, which grew to 17 cases on Tuesday.
Earlier in the day, Cuomo invited any teams that are having trouble playing in their home state to move their games to New York. ”
Governor Cuomo also offered to have Major League Baseball teams come play in New York if they are experiencing difficulties in their home states.
“New York State has one of the lowest infection rates in the U.S.,” Cuomo continued. “We have a full Department of Health protocol system in place, and I offer to the MLB, if you are having problems playing in other states, come play here – we will set up a health protocol.”