Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Rudy Giuliani; Rooting For the Red Sox?

And you all thought Kevin Millar was bad -- get of load of this: now it looks like the Yankee homer of the century, Republican presidental candidate, Rudy Giuliani is rooting for Red Sox.


Just the other day he was picking on Hilary Clinton for her sudden Yankee homerism when she grew up in the Chicago area.

Isn't the rule, if you are Yankee fan you don't ever root for the Red Sox and vice versa?

BOSTON (AP) — Sounds like a baseball flip-flop. Rudy Giuliani, a lifelong New York Yankees fan, said Tuesday he's pulling for their most hated rivals, the Boston Red Sox, to win the World Series over the Colorado Rockies.

"I'm rooting for the Red Sox," the Republican presidential contender said in response to a question, sparking applause at the Boston restaurant where he was picking up a local endorsement.

"I'm an American League fan, and I go with the American League team, maybe with the exception of the Mets," he said. "Maybe that would be the one time I wouldn't because I'm loyal to New York."

Giuliani's Yankees lost in the first round of the playoffs, then lost their manager when Giuliani's friend, Joe Torre, refused to accept a pay cut and walked away. Giuliani said the Yankees had "a great season."

The former New York mayor said his declaration of temporary Red Sox loyalty was "not just because I'm here in Massachusetts."

"In Colorado, in the next week or two, you will see, I will have the courage to tell the people of Colorado the same thing, that I am rooting for the Red Sox in the World Series," he said.

Indeed, if Giuliani was pandering, he miscalculated.

In the last presidential election, Colorado went with Republican President Bush, and recent history shows Massachusetts voters would sooner adopt Manhattan clam chowder as the state's official food than vote Republican in 2008.

Of course, just to the north is New Hampshire — home to many Red Sox fans — and the nation's first primary.

Oh the humanity, Rudy how can you? Now Yankee fans all over the nation will be jumping off a cliff...

Rudy, stop your freaking pandering!

1 comment:

Ian said...

If you're a Red Sox fan you don't root for the Yankees ever. If you're a Yankees fan, you don't root for the Red Sox.

I guess Rudy didn't see that in the rules for being a fan of one of the two teams.

If it was the Yankees and Rockies, I know I wouldn't be rooting for the Yankees. He'd been better served saying he was hoping for a good series. If he was thinking this was going to get him votes, he may have cost himself any shot of winning New York in the primary.

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