go to MSN.com
Originally written on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 11/17/14

Controversy has enveloped the New York City mayoral race, but this might be the most scandalous story to come out yet: Democratic frontrunner Bill de Blasio is a fan of the Boston Red Sox. With just 20 days until the primary, clearly this could be damaging to his campaign. Born in Manhattan, de Blasio was raised in Cambridge, Mass. and says he fell for the Sox at the age of six. Not only does he cheer for the Red Sox to this day, but sources told the New York Times that de Blasio has privately called the Yankees "overrated." This is serious. If you don't think so, why don't you ask this Yankees fan:   Kerry Cheeseboro, a manager at Dorrian’s Red Hand, a Yankees-leaning bar on the Upper East Side, said it would be difficult for many fans to come to terms with Mr. de Blasio’s feelings. "There’s no good outcome for him," Mr. Cheeseboro said. "It’s going to perturb a lot of people and raise questions about whether he is true to the city." Mr. Cheeseboro may have a point. Would a Cardinals fan ever be elected mayor of Chicago? Would a Giants fan have a chance in Los Angeles? Mets fans have a hard enough time getting elected in New York. How's a Red Sox fan supposed to make it? In a bit of damage control, de Blasio says he'd be "very happy to celebrate any New York sports team," and at the very least, he's being open about this affair (you know, unlike some other candidates in the race). He wouldn't even be the first mayor of New York to have ties to Massachusetts -- as the Times notes, current mayor Michael Bloomberg was raised in Medford, Mass. Even if this news turns some voters off, it appears de Blasio can count on the support of an organization of Sox fans who live in New York. In the end, though, Democrats in New York will have to decide which is the bigger offense -- sexting or rooting for the Red Sox. The primary is September 10. The Red Sox and Yankees square off just a few days later in a series starting September 13. [New York Times] [follow]

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

WATCH: Masai Ujiri fires up Raptors fans with expletive

Andre Johnson: Signing with Colts not about revenge

Pete Rose joining FOX as baseball analyst

Josh Hamilton filed for divorce around time of relapse

Isaiah Thomas once peed himself to avoid subbing out

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: ESPN employees want Britt McHenry fired

WATCH: Raptors fans shower Paul Pierce with vulgar taunts

Report: Vikings want first-rounder, starting CB for Peterson

Jarret Stoll arrested for possession of drugs

CJ Wilson: Josh Hamilton’s relapse a ‘tame scenario’

Head coaching candidates for the Denver Nuggets

Sabres GM not happy about losing draft lottery

Yordano Ventura ejected for plunking Brett Lawrie

Five early takeaways from the 2015 MLB season

WATCH: Cubs fan catches foul ball in beer cup, chugs it

WATCH: Cardale Jones throws ball 74 yards during contest

Shaka Smart was quite popular at the Texas spring game

Ohio State sets spring game attendance record

WATCH: Bubba Watson raps on Christian rap track

WATCH: Jags mascot wins closest to pin at Sawgrass

Notre Dame wears 'Father Ted' patches during spring game

Five things to watch during the NBA Playoffs

Hanley Ramirez put hole in Green Monster during BP

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
RUMORS & GOSSIP

WATCH: Masai Ujiri fires up Raptors fans with expletive

In Masai We Trust #WeTheNorth #Toronto #Raptors A video posted by Mishiko (@mishiko_a) on Apr 18, 2015 at 9:25am PDT Prior to last year’s first round series against the Nets, Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri sent fans outside of Air Canada Centre into a frenzy by yelling “F**k Brooklyn!” during a rally. Ujiri was at...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 hours ago

Andre Johnson: Signing with Colts not about revenge

The Houston Texans and their former wide receiver Andre Johnson parted ways on some not-so-pleasant terms a couple of months ago. Since signing with the Indianapolis Colts, Johnson has addressed the public setting the record straight that he was not out for revenge against his former team (via the Houston Chronicle). (Leaving the Texans) hasn’t even really set in yet. I was...
Via Sportsnaut
5 hours ago

Pete Rose joining FOX as baseball analyst

  Pete Rose is getting back into baseball. This time, though, he’ll be behind a television camera.   Major League Baseball’s all-time hit leader has signed on with FOX to serve as a guest analyst on FOX and FOX Sports 1’s pregame shows. He’ll also make guest appearances on other FOX Sports shows such as “America’s Pregame” and “FOX Sports Live.” ...
Via NESN.com
6 hours ago

Josh Hamilton filed for divorce around time of relapse

Josh Hamilton reportedly filed for divorce from his wife Katie back in February, which is around the time he relapsed. The timing is likely not a coincidence. Last month, a report indicated that Hamilton went to a strip club and used cocaine after a fight with his wife. The Dallas Morning News has obtained court...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 hours ago

Isaiah Thomas once peed himself to avoid subbing out

You typically have to be at least 54 inches tall to ride a roller coaster, 57 inches tall to get out of a booster seat, and at least six feet tall to play in the NBA. OK, so the latter isn’t an actual rule, but more of a forgone conclusion that if you don’t hit that minimum height suggestion, you won’t get a crack at most rosters beyond high school. Unless you’re Isaiah...
Via NESN.com
9 hours ago

Report: ESPN employees want Britt McHenry fired

ESPN announced on Thursday that Britt McHenry has been suspended for one week after a video of her berating a tow truck company employee went viral. Many have criticzed the network for essentially giving McHenry a slap on the wrist, and some of her coworkers apparently want her fired. TMZ claims to have spoken with...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 hours ago

WATCH: Raptors fans shower Paul Pierce with vulgar taunts

It’s safe to assume that Paul Pierce will not be spending much time in Toronto during the final years of his career and during retirement. The Wizards guard appears to be viciously hated by Raptors fans after taking a couple shots at the team and the message was quite clear during Saturday’s Game 1 in Toronto. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
12 hours ago

Report: Vikings want first-rounder, starting CB for Peterson

Now that Adrian Peterson has been reinstated by the NFL, it will be interesting to see if he is successful in his quest to force his way out of Minnesota. Given the terms of his current contract and the value the Vikings want in return, Peterson may be stuck. ESPN’s Adam Caplan reports that the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 hours ago

Jarret Stoll arrested for possession of drugs

Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll was arrested Friday on suspicion of drug possession at the MGM Grand Hotel’s Wet Republic pool complex, according to CBS Los Angeles. Stoll was allegedly in possession of cocaine and ecstasy, and was taken into custody by the Las Vegas Metro Police Department. He reportedly posted a $5,000 bail and was released from the Clark County Detention...
Via The Sports Daily
18 hours ago

CJ Wilson: Josh Hamilton’s relapse a ‘tame scenario’

C.J. Wilson has been very outspoken in supporting Josh Hamilton, whom he played with in Texas before they both signed with the Los Angeles Angels in consecutive years. While the Angels were in Houston for a series against the Astros this week, Wilson was one of several players and coaches who went to visit Hamilton,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 hours ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.