Rudy's For the Red Sox!

@anniepa (27280)
United States
October 26, 2007 12:50am CST
I understand some New Yorkers are a little ticked off at Rudy Guiliani because he said he's rooting for the Red Sox in the World Series. Is there anyone here that is bothered by this or do you think it's really a silly thing to get upset about? Annie
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• United States
29 Oct 07
Rudy, a Yankee fan, rooting for the Red Sox is wrong and sorry plot to try to get votes in Boston. If he is really a Yankee fan, then he hates The Red Sox and he should say so. And since the Rockies were trying to beat The Sox, he should be rooting for them. My enemy's enemy is my friend.
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@anniepa (27280)
• United States
30 Oct 07
You nailed the whole essence of this issue, I think! To someone who isn't a die-hard fan of any team it probably would seem silly but although I'm not all that into baseball myself I come from a long line that were and are so i get it! My brother, who lived in NYC for time and worked there for years and now lives in New Jersey has been a huge Yankee fan forever and he was rooting against everyone that beat the Yankees, etc. I guess politicians should keep their sports preferences to themselves to be safe, right? Annie
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• United States
31 Oct 07
No I would rather see politician have the guts to tell the truth. It would have been better if Rudy had said he is a Yankee fan, so he hopes The Rockies win.And then been gracious when the Red Sox won by sending a congrads to The Sox. Now that has class, and he would have gotten more votes , even from Boston.
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@anniepa (27280)
• United States
31 Oct 07
This is what I love about myLot discussions! At first glance and when I started this topic I admit I was thinking "Now, how silly is that? Who cares who any candidate is rooting for...yada, yada". But you really made a good point in your first post and it made me realize what the big deal really was. Rudy has long been - or at least portrayed himself as - a N.Y. Yankees fan so for him to go to Boston and state that he was rooting for the Red Sox really was pandering, no two ways about it. As I said earlier, maybe someone who isn't a big baseball fan wouldn't understand that way of thinking, so maybe in the case of some other candidate who doesn't have a "history" of rooting for a certain teamit could be overlooked, but when someone is a true-blue fan they definitely would never root for one of their biggest rivals no matter what! This isn't a partisan view or a shot against Rudy either. Annie
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• United States
26 Oct 07
without a doubt that is the silliest thing to be upset about!! jeezu, as if there arent far more important and troubling things to get "bothered" about than what team somebody (whoever he is)happens to root for! the man has every right to root for whatever team he pleases, no matter what his political station is! being bothered by is a waste of time and effort.
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@anniepa (27280)
• United States
27 Oct 07
I couldn't believe it myself! They devoted a large block of time on each of the three cable news networks last night discussing not only that Guiliani had said he was rooting for the hated (by Yankee fans!) Boston Red Sox in the series but also how Hillary Clinton had said she's been a Yankee fan for a long time. They discussed how each of them was "pandering" to a particular audience...UGH! Aren't they both running for President of the UNITED STATES? I guess if you're a politician you no longer have the option of choosing a team to root for without offending someone else. Silly, indeed! Annie
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
26 Oct 07
This all goes back to respecting everyone's right to choose, anniepa. Why should anybody get mad because someone else prefers a certain team over theirs? It's just plain crazy if you ask me! The fact that I prefer one sports team over another only means that I have made a choice. It doesn't make me a good person or a bad person. We should all learn to accept other people's choices.