NYC mayor draws on stint as a Little League boss

NEW YORK (AP) As mayor of the nation’s largest city, Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH’-zee-oh) has become accustomed to making tough decisions and moving on.

But there’s one he made a decade ago that he can’t get out of his mind: As a Little League manager, he kept a tiring 8-year-old pitcher in the late innings of a crucial playoff game.

The kid pitched poorly and the team lost.

De Blasio told that story to The Associated Press as he discussed his love of the game and how he draws upon his baseball coaching style to run a city of 8 million people.

He also admitted that even in a week that has included an Ebola crisis, he has managed to break away to catch glimpses of the World Series.