The mayor of New York City is not a very popular man. I’m not going to sit here and pretend I know a lot about NYC politics because I don’t. What I do know is that you don’t have to follow the current affairs of The Big Apple to know what a stadium full of booing fans means.
Bill de Blasio threw out the first pitch at Citi Field before the New York Mets opened their season against the Washington Nationals on Monday. There were still thousands of empty seats in the ballpark when de Blasio strolled to the mound, but those who were there to to witness the ceremony booed him mercilessly.
De Blasio was sworn into office on Jan 1, 2014. Apparently it has not been a great three months for him, and I gather that many have not agreed with his snow clearing methods during this harsh northeast winter. Having your Opening Day first pitch booed like that is very, very Mets.
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