If you go to a ball game and you see Bill de Blasio, please be nice. He’s a human being and he has feelings.
Mayor Bill de Blasio whined to a crowd of hayseeds in the Midwest about how New Yorkers are too mean to him at baseball games — and said he was jealous of how well his Milwaukee counterpart is greeted by fans.
“I had the pleasure of taking in a Brewers game with Mayor Tom Barrett last night,” de Blasio told a group at a speech Saturday in Milwaukee. “I was struck by how many people kept coming up to the mayor to thank him for his service.”
“I go to quite a few baseball games in my city of New York, and I gotta admit — the reception isn’t always that cordial,” he added. “People recognize me, all right. But oftentimes our exchanges are limited to a few choice words . . . or even a particular finger!”
That’s not very polite, New Yorkers. Why can’t they just thank him for all the wonderful things he’s done for your city? Like… um… Well, y’know, he… er…
Okay, that’s not important. The point is, there’s no need to flip him the bird. Given that de Blasio, née Warren Wilhelm, is so proud of the Italian part of his heritage, you should try one or two or all of these equally expressive gestures instead:
Questo è ciò che accade a voi ora, Warren. Che bella!
And incidentally, we midwesterners don’t like to be called hayseeds. The proper term is rednecks.