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New York City's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, loves the Red Sox

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  November 6, 2013 01:50 PM

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Red Sox fans have surely enjoyed gloating about the World Series, especially to friends and colleagues who root for the Yankees.

Here's some more ammunition for you: Bill de Blasio, the new mayor of New York, is a Red Sox fan.

The Globe's Kevin Cullen wrote about it last month and de Blasio readily admits it even while walking the streets of the Bronx. Brave man.

The mayor was born in New York but grew up in Cambridge and developed his allegiance to the Red Sox then.

There are 8.3 million people in New York City, and it's a good bet that half of them have no interest in baseball. Half of those who do probably root for the Mets or some other team. So what team de Blasio roots for wasn't much of an issue in the campaign.

But can you imagine a Yankees fan getting elected mayor in Boston? Bobby Valentine would have a better chance.

OK, bad example. But you get the idea.

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