It probably would have been a lot worse if so many fans weren’t stuck in traffic and not even in the building. And, well, these are Mets fans, so they’re used to booing most anyone on the field.
New York Mayor de Blasio was booed at Citi Field on Monday, even before he had a chance to throw out the first pitch.
The 6-foot-5 right-handed hurler from City Hall was greeted by boo birds as soon as his name was announced during opening-day festivities in Flushing.
But in the end, it was the Mets’ bullpen that deserved the jeers for giving up the lead in the eighth inning before losing to Washington Nationals 9-7 in the home opener.
De Blasio, a proud Boston Red Sox fan, donned a Mets cap and jersey with a No. 6 on it in honor of 1960s-era Red Sox player Rico Petrocelli.
He doesn’t throw much better than Comrade Obama:
Speaking of Obama, he did his best to ruin Opening Day by making it about himself, of course:
Play ball. pic.twitter.com/ve8uzW5Z4M
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 31, 2014