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This one’s for the Phillies fans

Apr 1, 2014, 9:52 AM EDT

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A day after the cheers and boos given to Ryan Braun and Barry Bonds made everyone think about the ethics of fandom, Andy Martino of the Daily News gives us a heads up about what went on in New York yesterday: the mayor was booed.

Which, sure, no worries at all. Every politician is going to get a lot of boos in that situation, especially one who hasn’t made a lot of folks happy, which from what I can tell, describes New York Mayor de Blasio. But as Martino points out, there was a slight wrinkle to this:

The problem this time? De Blasio was accompanied on the mound by six small children affected by the recent East Harlem explosion. Nice job, people, giving those kids a nice memory. Lovely.

I’m guessing that since it was Opening Day and people started drinking at, like, 8am, many didn’t realize who was out there with the mayor. But I’m guessing some did too and didn’t really care.

  1. Francisco (FC) - Apr 1, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Dagnabbit! Now the Phans are going to have eat puppies at OUR home opener to top the Mets! This cannot stand!

  2. chill1184 - Apr 1, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    I figured this was going to make it here eventually. De Blasio is a statist and has a good chance of turning NYC into the next Detriot, he’s going to be worse than David Dinkins. The tweet from that race baiting POS Martino which I also saw was quite predictable

    • 18thstreet - Apr 1, 2014 at 10:13 AM

      Oh, go win an election.

      • chill1184 - Apr 1, 2014 at 10:16 AM

        Truth hurts doesnt it?

        http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/01/the-astounding-beliefs-of-new-nyc-mayor.html

      • 18thstreet - Apr 1, 2014 at 2:18 PM

        I’m amused that you think support for increasing the minimum wage or early childhood education or positive references to past Democratic presidents makes him some sort of crazy leftist.

        Let me amend “Go win an election” to “Go read a Gallup poll.”

      • Old Gator - Apr 1, 2014 at 12:32 PM

        Not yet, but it’s never too soon to nauseate. Considering how impossible it seems to be for Del Blasio to do anything right, maybe we ought to start referring to him as Steve Del Blassio.

      • Old Gator - Apr 1, 2014 at 12:33 PM

        <Sigh) de Blassio. That's what comes from speaking Espanglish all day.

  3. nymets4ever - Apr 1, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    de Blasio is a Red Sox Fan

    • Old Gator - Apr 1, 2014 at 10:11 AM

      Considering that the Mutts endure having you as a fan, the Beanbags are getting off easy.

    • 18thstreet - Apr 1, 2014 at 10:13 AM

      So was the last guy.

  4. The Dangerous Mabry - Apr 1, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Looks to me like this is just New Yorkers telling the mayor he can’t hide behind a bunch of kids to avoid getting booed.

    • asimonetti88 - Apr 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM

      de Blasio sucks

    • tomwarns - Apr 1, 2014 at 11:17 AM

      de Blasio got booed because he is a Red Sox fan, a statist, and he can’t eat pizza right. He can’t hide behind children forever. If he starts bringing little kids to press conferences are reporters not allowed to ask him tough questions?

      • historiophiliac - Apr 1, 2014 at 11:43 AM

        Tough questions, yes. Booing at little children who don’t understand the complexities of the situation, no. Time and place.

      • fissels - Apr 1, 2014 at 12:10 PM

        I don’t like the guy but I didn’t think eating pizza with a fork was so bad.

      • chadjones27 - Apr 1, 2014 at 3:38 PM

        Eating pizza (NY style) with a fork is akin to eating a salad with the wrong fork, or putting ketchup on a hotdog, or ordering a steak well-done, or buttoning the top button of a polo shirt. Sure, you can do it, and to be honest, to each his own, do what makes you happy. But, there will always be an over-top contingent of people who will find some major form of blasphemy over the smallest of problems. God forbid you should do something so socially unacceptable to the 4 or 5 people who care. We’re talking about pizza with a fork.

  5. renaado - Apr 1, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Could it be de Blasio is a Yankees fan?

  6. 1harrypairatesties - Apr 1, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Freedom of Speech! Freedom to Boo!

  7. gothapotamus90210 - Apr 1, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Not too long ago, DeBlasio did not close schools for a foot of snow, citing the kids would get lunches, inferring parents of NYC were not capable of providing for their kids. There was a school bus that crashed during the storm, but I believe everybody was okay.

    • Paul Zummo - Apr 1, 2014 at 10:15 AM

      Not to mention this is a guy actively seeking to shutter charter schools, because God forbid poor kids have an option besides public school. Lovely of him to hide behind the kids, though.

      • historiophiliac - Apr 1, 2014 at 10:44 AM

        hahahahahahahahahahahaha

  8. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Apr 1, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    I hear de Blasio is mandating that season ticket holders and suite owners at Yankee Stadium have to attend 90% of the games or forfeit their tickets, which will be given to indigent NYers (90% of us) wjho can’t otherwise afford to go.

    True story.

    • Old Gator - Apr 1, 2014 at 10:13 AM

      It’s a testament to how well and truly sick of Bloomberg New Yorkers must have been to elect this idiot.

      And this from someone who is nominally to the left of Trotsky.

      • sdelmonte - Apr 1, 2014 at 10:16 AM

        He won because he ran a brilliant campaign. And because the other candidates didn’t. And we all know that sometimes the skills needed to get elected are the opposite of those needed to govern.

      • barrywhererufrom - Apr 1, 2014 at 11:54 AM

        Glad you admitted you are an enemy of the US..

      • Old Gator - Apr 1, 2014 at 12:34 PM

        No, just an enemy of the deformed neofascist version of it that knuckledraggers like you would like to see.

      • clemente2 - Apr 1, 2014 at 2:10 PM

        The enemies of the U.S. are idiots like whereu.

    • gothapotamus90210 - Apr 1, 2014 at 10:24 AM

      If that would happen, you’ll be hearing about the Westchester Yankees and Stamford Mets once their leases are up in NYC.

    • historiophiliac - Apr 1, 2014 at 10:46 AM

      Do you object to poor people going to games?

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Apr 1, 2014 at 11:28 AM

        I object to poor people being priced out of games held in a publicly funded stadium. I object to ticket prices so high that the only entities capable of affording them are corporations that do not use them.

      • historiophiliac - Apr 1, 2014 at 11:36 AM

        I would actually enjoy watching their privileged heads explode if they allowed homeless folks in for a game if the suite wasn’t at capacity…or more seriously, from shelters for battered spouses and kids, group homes, or inner city charter schools.

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Apr 1, 2014 at 11:45 AM

        Public funding to billionaires like the Steinbrenners = perfectly acceptable.

        Public benefit to the poor, unemployed, disadvantaged, handicapped etc = facilitating a culture of laziness and abuse.

        This is the Paul Ryan dictionary.

      • historiophiliac - Apr 1, 2014 at 11:48 AM

        Leisure is for the rich. Also, seafood, marriage, and self-righteousness.

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Apr 1, 2014 at 12:28 PM

        don’t forget voting, health and freedom.

      • asimonetti88 - Apr 1, 2014 at 12:20 PM

        sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo – Apr 1, 2014 at 11:45 AM
        Public funding to billionaires like the Steinbrenners = perfectly acceptable.

        Public benefit to the poor, unemployed, disadvantaged, handicapped etc = facilitating a culture of laziness and abuse.

        This is the Paul Ryan dictionary.
        ———————————————————————————————————————

        Is it not possible to oppose both?

      • historiophiliac - Apr 1, 2014 at 1:37 PM

        Are you saying you think opposing assistance for the disadvantaged, poor and disabled is acceptable as long as you also oppose corporate welfare?

      • asimonetti88 - Apr 1, 2014 at 5:00 PM

        I oppose welfare period, yes.

  9. nygf - Apr 1, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Martino hates the Mets and their fans. A couple of years ago, he insinuated there was some innate racial undercurrent present in the animosity Mets fans had towards Luis Castillo. Nope, not that fly ball he dropped vs. the Yankees to lose the game, not failing to live up to his contract, not being yet another overpaid bust. Racism. I was shocked he still had a job after that one. And he’s originally a Philly guy to boot.

    Regarding De Blasio, he’s a Red Sox fan. He also has a 39% approval rating right now, because everyone is finding out that despite his campaign promises the evil rich are not going to be taken to task and every citizen will not be receiving a free pony. He also won a mayoral race with a record low voter turnout. He has spent the early part of his administration banning horses (no joke) and going to war against charter schools. Were the fans booing the kids, or were they booing an unpopular mayor who was using the kids as props in his ongoing battle on behalf of the teacher’s unions? I’ll let you decide.

    • chill1184 - Apr 1, 2014 at 10:20 AM

      “Racism. I was shocked he still had a job after that one. And he’s originally a Philly guy to boot.”

      I wasn’t consider that the Ministry of Truth over in Bristol CT, kept another race baiting POS in Rob Parker employed for years before he went after RG3. RG3 at the time was ESPN’s latest media darling athlete so that was a no no.

    • schmedley69 - Apr 1, 2014 at 10:36 AM

      Martino worked for the Philly papers, but he is not from Philly and was in no way shape or form a Phillies fan.

      • nygf - Apr 1, 2014 at 10:54 AM

        Thank you for the clarification.

    • historiophiliac - Apr 1, 2014 at 10:50 AM

      I want to be clear on this: you’re mad because he promised you ponies but ended up banning horses?

      • nygf - Apr 1, 2014 at 10:54 AM

        The pony line was a joke and a stand in for campaign promises that sound nice prior to the election but do not come to fruition once the election is over. Maybe not the best joke considering I listed the fight against horses in the city as one of the few things he has made headlines for thus far, but I hope you get the purpose of that line in the context of my overall rant.

      • historiophiliac - Apr 1, 2014 at 11:03 AM

        I just enjoyed the parallelism.

  10. schmedley69 - Apr 1, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    Can you imagine if this was Atlanta? Poor kids would have been pelted with beer cans.

  11. eglsfan - Apr 1, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    wow…..someone boos & some retarded sports writer compares them to Philly fans…..how original

    • clemente2 - Apr 1, 2014 at 2:13 PM

      Reading comprehension will become your friend.

  12. cjb5671 - Apr 1, 2014 at 11:13 AM

    The philly fan shtick is old. Maybe some vacationing eagles fans did the stabbings in Anaheim, right?

    • kalinedrive - Apr 1, 2014 at 11:30 AM

      I believe the point of the headline “This one’s for the Phillies fans” is that this shows that fans of other teams (oh, say for example the Mets) can also do things that are not a wonderful welcoming demonstration for others, not to actually blame Philly fans.

      • binarymath - Apr 1, 2014 at 12:05 PM

        Nope. The real point of the headline is to take yet another dump on Philly fans by saying that decades of media references singling them out as the “only” unruly fans is simply over-sensitivity on their part.

        The headline is a lot like the guy who says “Gee, you don’t sweat much for a fat chick” and then tells her he meant it as a compliment. Falls a bit short of funny, no?

    • smoothaswilkes - Apr 1, 2014 at 2:09 PM

      quit throwing batteries at Santa Claus and, maybe, people will quit with the shtick.

  13. barrywhererufrom - Apr 1, 2014 at 11:51 AM

    Mayor Commie and he is an admitted one. Deserved every boo that he received. Who knows if the fans even saw the little kids. They would probably boo him too if they knew that he caused their charter schools to close..

    • historiophiliac - Apr 1, 2014 at 12:24 PM

      I know right. They should totally boo the mayor and who cares if little children of color get swept up in their free speech? Collateral damage.

      • Old Gator - Apr 1, 2014 at 12:38 PM

        Yep, collateral damage. Poor Dim Barry is about this far (holds thumb and index finger barely far enough apart to admit half a quantum photon to pass between) from Timothy McVeigh. Children? Screw ‘em. Barry the Neanderthal has his ideological golden calf to worship.

  14. dawksclaws - Apr 1, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    if you’re just gonna troll us why… why what a compliment :)

    also mlb trade rumors is better

    • clemente2 - Apr 1, 2014 at 2:15 PM

      I read both and you are clueless.

      • dawksclaws - Apr 1, 2014 at 2:31 PM

        Following a pointless jab at my city with a pointless jab at his website. CRAIG.

  15. chiadam - Apr 1, 2014 at 12:43 PM

    Nice throwing motion. He looks like he’s being eletrocuted.

  16. northstarsmitty - Apr 1, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    Are the even real Mets fans out there? Nice class, NYM fans. You can consider yourselves as good as garbage now. I love how all the comments are about the mayor, but nobody cares about the poor kids standing out there. Remember that the next time you chime in on an ‘integrity of the game’ subject…

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