Seat of government

Seat of government

Former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani was forced to give up his seat at Yankee Stadium for game one of the World Series, because the seats had been set aside for First Lady Michelle Obama. The former pol, dubbed “America’s Mayor” after September 11th, reportedly wasn’t  pleased when his usual seat near the Yankees’ dugout was given to the First Lady. A long time Yankees fan, Giuliani and his wife, Judi, were given seats behind the photographers’ box. Adding insult to Rudy’s perceived injury, rain kept the First Lady away, and the seats remained vacant and roped off for the whole game. It’s been reported that the White House requested the former Republican mayor, who is considering a run for New York governor next year, be moved from the seats, which usually give him direct back-chat access to players, and gives the media direct photographic access to Rudy chatting players up. Giuliani (whom the New York Post reports doesn’t have a sense of humor about matters like this) grumbled that the Yankees lost game one to the Philadelphia Phillies. For game two, Guiliani returned to his proper seat. The Yankees beat the Phillies, 3-1.