Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC) got to perform a time honored tradition for the first time- get booed while throwing out the ceremonial first pitch for baseball's opening day in the nation's largest city. Feisty fans are not limited to just doing the Bronx Cheer at Yankee Stadium as the boo birds were flocked among the Flushing Faithful at Citi Field.
De Blasio was quick to deflect any catcalls by claiming ahead of time that it was too cold to clamor. Granted it was in the 40s at game time. But the new mayor did hear some boisterous boos.
Still de Blasio took it in stride and supposedly threw a strike for his ceremonial pitch.
One wonders how de Blasio, who is admitted die-hard Boston Red Sox fan, will be greeted on the mainland in the South Bronx with the New York Yankees fans.