New York City mayor still won’t cheer for hometown Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) He has served a full-term as New York City mayor, but Bill de Blasio has never attended a New York Yankees game during his tenure. And he doesn’t plan to break the streak now.

The Democratic mayor grew up outside Boston and is a fan of the Yankees’ rival Boston Red Sox.

During events in the Bronx this week, the mayor was asked if he planned to attend a Yankees game in the Bronx at any point in the future. The New York Post reports (http://nyp.st/2rjV4fJ ) de Blasio gave a one-word answer: no.

Bronx Republican Chairman Michael Rendino says the mayor’s refusal to attend a home game is one more reason he’s endorsing Republican mayoral candidate Paul Massey. Democratic state Senator Ruben Diaz Sr., of the Bronx, says de Blasio is insulting Bronx residents.

Information from: New York Post, http://www.nypost.com