Chicago Cubs: Low risk for Cubs and MLB to play in Hawaii

Aloha Stadium, Cardinals v Padres, Chicago Cubs (Mandatory Credit: Jed Jacobsohn /Allsport)
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Chicago Cubs: Feeling da local kine

During the “2020 Hawaii MLB Season,” players and their families would be as part of the local population and do the same things locals do. They could swim, hit the beaches, hike the numerous trails around the island, surf, scuba dive, fish and play golf.

What a treat for Hawaii residents to see Chicago Cubs first baseman, Anthony Rizzo shopping in the local Hawaii Wal-Mart or Cubs shortstop, Javy Baez trying out some Loco-Moco fast food. Maybe they would see San Diego Padre Manny Machado out paddle-boarding in Waikiki or Los Angeles Angels pitcher; Shohei Ohtani getting some Zippy’s take-out while Philadelphia Phillies outfielder, Bryce Harper belts out a few tunes of karaoke at Dot’s restaurant in Wahiawa.  MLB players would get a front seat education of’ da kine’ life in Hawaii.

Chicago Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish recently said he was in fear for his life to play baseball. Perhaps playing in a safe place, like an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, would calm Darvish’s fears. Considering there’s little to no virus on the island, and Darvish’s spouse would get a three-month Hawaii vacation to lie on the beach, it would be hard to find ‘anyone’ who wouldn’t love to play the season in Hawaii.

Playing the rest of the MLB season, postseason and World Series in Hawaii could make this tragic season unique for players, their families and the people of Hawaii. I’m sure Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant wouldn’t mind dragging his little guy and wife to the baby-blue waters of Hawaii for an abbreviated season.

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MLB might help the local economy and islanders could attend games and island- events, possibly sponsored by MLB.  Locals that have never traveled off the island before would get to see a professional ball game for the first time in their lives.

For many Hawaii families, it would be the first World Series they have ever witnessed in-person. For the world, it would be the first World Series they have ever seen on TV, played in Hawaii.

The 116th World Series Championship meeting – Honolulu 2020.

Talk about making history.