Speaker Candidates Navigate New Red Sox Politics

Red Sox fans celebrate their victory in the 2013 World Series with a sign that reads "THIS IS OUR BLEEP CITY!" (Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty)
Red Sox fans celebrate their victory in the 2013 World Series with a sign that reads “THIS IS OUR BLEEP CITY!” (Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty)

For aspiring New York politicians, it’s harder to publicly slam the Red Sox these days.

At a candidates forum last night, the contenders for City Council speaker were forced to publicly declare their opinion of the Boston baseball team, which is despised by local sports fans but beloved by Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, who is expected to play an outsized role in the race. Continue reading “Speaker Candidates Navigate New Red Sox Politics”

Bill de Blasio Expresses ‘Deep Feelings’ for Patriots

Bill de Blasio was rooting for Tom Brady as he faced off against the Jets int his game. (Photo: Getty)
Bill de Blasio was rooting for Tom Brady in this face-off against the Jets. (Photo: Getty)

Is it too late for Democrats to choose a new mayoral nominee?

After coming out as a Red Sox supporter years ago, and recently “gingerly” acknowledging his continued allegiance to the baseball team widely despised by New York sports fans, Bill de Blasio has some salt to rub into the wound. Continue reading “Bill de Blasio Expresses ‘Deep Feelings’ for Patriots”

John Kerry on the Red Sox and Mitt Romney

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John Kerry (Photo: Getty)

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, who served as a stand-in for Mitt Romney during President Barack Obama’s debate prep sessions, stopped by the media filing room to talk with reporters ahead of tonight’s clash between the two candidates. Mr. Kerry wouldn’t discuss his strategies for impersonating Mr. Romney, but he gave his thoughts on the former Massachusetts governor’s record in the Bay State and another important New England issue–the Boston Red Sox’s horrendous 2012 season.  Continue reading “John Kerry on the Red Sox and Mitt Romney”

Mayor Bloomberg On The Giants, Jets, Knicks And Nets

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Mayor Bloomberg (Getty)

Mayor Bloomberg has a sports-filled weekend planned. He’s going to watch the Giants go up against Jets and the Knicks playing his hometown Boston Celtics. However, the mayor refrained from publicly picking favorites during a press conference celebrating the new taxi bill today.  Continue reading “Mayor Bloomberg On The Giants, Jets, Knicks And Nets”