Maybe the fans at Citifield were warming up for the real game as they booed Mayor Bill de Blasio when he threw out the first pitch to start the baseball season for the New York Mets. Wearing the number 6 on a special Met uniform as de Blasio went to the mound the boos started. De Blasio is an admitted Boston Red Sox fan, just like his predecessor Mayor Bloomberg was.
As the baseball game began the Mets started off ahead in the bottom of the first inning leading after a three run homer by left fielder Andrew Brown. It wound up tied after 9 innings at 5 - 5 after Met closer Bobby Parnell gave up the tying run. In the top of the 10th inning the Met bullpen then completely collapsed when relievers J. Familla and J. Lannan gave up a total of 4 runs to the Washington Nationals that the Mets could only get 2 back in the bottom of the 10th inning. Met pitcher J.Familla was given the loss as the final score was 9 - 7 in this 2014 Met home opener.
Maybe Mayor de Blasio should have been called upon to pitcher for the Mets in the top of the 9th inning, he couldn't do any worse than what happened.
(Rob Bennett/NYC Mayor’s Office)