Consider the politics of baseball.
Former Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi, a Democrat, was a Mets fan, regularly attending the team’s opening game at Shea Stadium. His successor, Republican Edward Mangano likes the Yankees, interrupting his work day last week to attend part of the team’s home opener.
Now Mangano is bringing the Yankee’s 2009 World Series trophy to Nassau Tuesday and Wednesday, inviting fans to come see it. “There’s no better way to celebrate the beginning of some great baseball than with a visit with the World Series trophy,” he said in a press release.
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, also a Republican, got to display Yankees trophies at City Hall. Suozzi never brought a Mets trophy to Mineola. Of course, the last time the Mets won the World Series was 1986 — 16 years before he took office.