BRONX, N.Y. — The COVID-19 pandemic has been rough on virtually everyone. Add onto that the stupidity of anti-maskers, anti-vaxxers, and random government restrictions and vaccination criteria and it’s that much worse. When it comes to watching baseball, it depends on what state you live in if you really want to attend a live game.
Mind you we’re a few weeks away from Opening Day but here’s the rub with me. Today, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced indoor dining capacity will increase to 50% on March 19 in New York City and 75% in the rest of the state. CDC recently cited indoor activities, especially indoor dining, as one of the worst things you can do, especially with 51% of new NYC cases stemming from variants.
NEW: Beginning March 19, restaurants in NYC will expand indoor dining to 50%.
NJ restaurants will likewise expand to 50% capacity on March 19 @GovMurphy and I will work together to protect the public health.
Yet, if you want to eat outside at a baseball game, the capacity is limited to the above-mentioned 10%. So, in a spread-out Yankee Stadium that fits more than 50,000, somehow you can’t spread people out to watch the New York Yankees play outside with more than adequate airflow.
How does this make any sense?
We can all argue on the capacity percentage size but it seems awfully inconsistent if you ask me.