The Latest: Cuomo can envision baseball in NYC this summer

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An Italian flag is hung outside a balcony along with some protective masks in Rome Thursday, April 23, 2020. The number of dead and new positives continues to plateau as Italy, the first western country to be hit by the coronavirus epidemic, in the seventh week of a nationwide lockdown following COVID-19 pandemic. (Mauro Scrobogna/LaPresse via AP)

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he can envision baseball games being played without fans this summer at Yankee Stadium and the Mets' Citi Field.

“Be creative. Try to figure it out,” the Democrat said during his briefing Sunday. “But if players could get paid more than staying home and owners would get some revenue versus total shutdown, why not? I’d love to watch.”

Cuomo says he has spoken with owners of professional sports teams, but he did not identify which ones. They would have to make the economics work without gate revenue but with broadcast revenue.

“It would have to be up to them, that they do an economic analysis that says, yeah, some revenue is better than no revenue, and my players are willing to negotiate a contract reduction,” Cuomo said. “Everybody has to think outside the box, right? Because there is no box.”


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