Chicago Cubs: Low risk for Cubs and MLB to play in Hawaii
Hawaii people are some of the kindest and gentle souls on earth; however, they can get agitated if visitors are not respectful, and even worse, endangering local lives is the ultimate disrespect.
It took two months, and to the great credit of the Hawaii people, they stayed indoors, obeyed all proclamations from the state and flattened their curve of the virus. To date, Hawaii has the lowest mortality rate due to the virus (17); the 50th state also boasts a daily average of almost zero among the islands.
Hawaii has chased out the virus but is still welcoming tourists under the same 14-day quarantine rule. The Governor was about to call Hawaii the ‘safest place on earth,’ but can you imagine how many tourists would be coming then? That campaign is still a work in progress.
Are these stats making you want to visit Hawaii? Well, you may not be that excited when you still have to be in quarantine for 14 days, even with much of the island opening up, and there’s always a large fine to break quarantine.
Currently, the Hawaii government is looking at ways of testing visitors before they arrive in Hawaii, so tourism can soon open up without quarantine. However, there hasn’t been much success, so quarantine is still in place.
Could MLB rescue the state’s economy by making a historic partnership with the state in conjunction with opening up tourism? What if only this year, MLB played their whole season and World Series in Hawaii?
There are plenty of reasons why playing in Hawaii would help MLB avoid a crisis, but before all of that, here are some of the reasons Hawaii might love MLB coming to the islands.