New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is on the hot seat, given that multiple former and current state employees are accusing him of sexual misconduct. And don’t even get us started on his handling of COVID-19. But hey, at least Cuomo is easing his stance on attendance at Citi Field (Mets) and Yankee Stadium (not the Mets).
Cuomo made things official on Monday, when he announced the capacity at outdoor stadiums in New York can increase from 20% to 33% beginning May 19.
That means the capacity at Mets games can increase from from 8,492 to about 14,000. Meanwhile, the Yankees will go from 10,000 to 18,000.
“It’s still simple in the final analysis. It is a virus,” Cuomo said. “If you take precautions within the family when someone gets a virus, you can make sure that other people don’t get the virus. I look at New York as an extended family … we get vaccinated, we behave smartly, we will control the spread of the virus.”
While Cuomo likely has more pressing things on his mind, baseball has always served as a welcome diversion in our society. So, hey, why wouldn’t Cuomo want to talk about it?
It sure beats talking about the other stuff, like resigning from office. And if he is indeed out of work here soon, at least he can go watch the Mets or Yankees without worrying about whether there will be any tickets available.