Saturday night politics: The New York City Council


This isn’t your typical politics post. We’re taking sides here, but it the side of the Yanks. In a rather amusing look at the world of New York politics, Times reporter Fernanda Santos canvassed the New York City Council this week. She found that Mets fans out-poll Yankee fans by an 18-13 margin. Seven members of the Council took the politically prudent path of endorsing both, or more pessimistically, neither of the two teams, and Brooklyn’s Bill de Balsio professed his love of the Red Sox. What a traitor.

On another note, feel free to use this thread as the Open Thread. Oliver Perez and the Mets lost to the Phillies on a walk-off walk in the 10th inning, and the Bulls and Celtics are slugging it out in Game 7 of their epic playoff series.

Categories : Asides, Whimsy


  1. This isn’t your typical politics post. We’re taking sides here

    But most politics posts take sides!

  2. Bryan says:

    Is there going to be an open thread, or can I use this space to discuss how horrible Oliver Perez is?

    4 runs, 5 hits, 6 walks in 2 1/3, thats Verasian. You should put that in the “Better than the Mets” catagory.

    /end discussion

  3. Don says:

    Is there a more useless and corrupt legislature this side of the Atlantic than the NYC Council?

  4. I met Joe!

    And now I am exceedingly bored. I mean, how do you come off the high of meeting your FREAKING NEPHEW!?

  5. Moshe Mandel says:

    Dustin Pedroia just got intentionally walked so that they could face Ortiz. Interesting…..Ortiz is toast and everybody knows it.

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