One track mind? Asked about baseball, Rudy brings up 9-11

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Nothing brings back the terrible memories of 9-11 like … a trip to MCU Park!

After throwing out the first pitch at the Cyclones’ home field last Wednesday, former mayor Rudy Giuliani couldn’t help but bring up his favorite subject.

Unprovoked, of course.

“I remember I came here the Friday before 9-11,” Giuliani said in response to a simple question about which team he would be rooting for in the game between the Cyclones or the Staten Island Yankees. “There was a beautiful view of the World Trade Center — there was a nice view of the towers from Staten Island’s ballpark, too.”

He reminisced a little more about the sight of the buildings whose destruction made him a national star. Then, Giuliani finally turned his attention to the great American pastime and finally got down to the question at hand.

“Look at Cory Vaughn,” said Giuliani, referring to the Clones’ right-fielder. “He’s looking good — 12 home runs, how about that?”

The ex-mayor — obviously feeling a bit nostalgic — also reminisced about his fight to bring minor league teams in the Yankees and Mets organizations to Staten Island and Brooklyn, respectively.

“I built this ballpark. It was one of my proudest political accomplishments while in office,” said Giuliani. “It was very controversial at the time — the Mets and the Yankees had initially been against the idea.”

In the end, the former Republican presidential candidate would not reveal whether he was pulling for the Clones or their hated rivals, but he did admit that he had gotten wind of the home team’s success.

“I know they’re doing really good,” said Giuliani, who was then whisked away in a black SUV.

Updated 5:20 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

StanSki from Your moms bedroom says:
That is all Rudy can talk about because that is all the mossad left in his head. He's batshiat crazy.
Aug. 24, 2010, 8:07 pm
YoMomma from . says:
Rudy: 9/11 9/11 9/11

StanSki: Jooooooooos!!
Aug. 24, 2010, 8:39 pm
tim from key west says:
rudy, just proving what an ass he is.
Aug. 24, 2010, 8:47 pm
KG from NY says:
Guilianni is looking for the praises and attention to get him back into the political arena, since his character and reputation, especially for New Yorker's is marred! As Mayor, he had to be in NY, but was more interested in getting his mistress out of the WTC, and making sure she was funded and given a position as Triage Coordinator on 9/11/01. As I recall, Red Cross, other agencies, Fire, Police, EMT's, etc, and the surrounding stores all manded stations to help in that horrendous devastation! No more Guilianni in any political arena! Let's not forget, he did have Bernie Kerrick as his "Top Cop" and endorsed this corrupt man to head homeland security under Bumbling Bush!
Of course, Guilianni as prosecutor tried to disban the Mafia, yet, didn't know his Top Cop was aligning with the mob? Cheat on your family, you cheat on the people you serve! Guilianni has no good moral character, and I personally, don't want furhter corruption, especially if Rudy decides to run for office anywhere!
He couldn't answer a simple question, why?
Aug. 24, 2010, 9:03 pm
Ted E O from Brooklyn Baby says:
Rudy get beyond your only moment in the sun. Lead us out of temptation, not into the recurring bowels of the city's nightmare. Never forget, but build for the future.
Aug. 24, 2010, 9:06 pm
KG from NY says:
Let us not forget with other things in NY needing repair, financial funding, rebuilding, what did Guilianni do? He made sure the tax payers dollars would build the Cyclones, CI & Yankee's SI ballparks! Not to say, his affair under the very roof his family slept, using the tax payers dollars to transport her to and from, entertaining her, taking trips with her and running to her aid during the 9/11/01 attack, but that isn't worse, the worse was his family having to hear about his trist on the news, that the coward couldn't speak to his family of this adulterous affair! Guilianni loves the limelight, craves the attention, yet, does what pleases himself first, not caring what the needs of his family or the New York people were in need of! He loves taking credit for the work of others!
No, Guilianni can stay away, play with his wifey Judy!
Aug. 24, 2010, 9:10 pm
Jen from Marine Park says:
Oh come the —— on. You're all a bunch of whiney ——s! Rudy talks about 9/11 because he was there, in the middle of the —— storm. Do you seriously think he does that for attention? Get a life hipster douchebags!
Aug. 24, 2010, 9:38 pm
Raymond from Morningside Heights says:
"Do you seriously think he does that for attention?"

Yes, most certainly.
Aug. 24, 2010, 10:07 pm
ZM from Manhattan says:
@Jen from Marine Park: There were a few million people right there, in the middle of the ---- storm, myself included. The rest of us are still able to answer unrelated questions without bringing it up like a damn trophy to score cheap points with.
Aug. 25, 2010, 12:22 am
Randomarrow from Republic of Vermont says:
Rudy Giuliani - A Noun, A Verb and 9/11.

An opportunistic leech living off the blood of the victims.
Aug. 25, 2010, 1:01 am
arnie from nyc says:

Thought this would be of interest to readers.

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Aug. 25, 2010, 8:20 am
Dude from BedSty says:
Giuliani has his issues, but Imam Bloomberg is the guy who REALLY creeps me out. It's bad enough to have made a fortune by using the Wall Street system to siphon off money from innocent investors, but it's something a lot WORSE to stand there and pretend you're better than those people you bilked simply because you were able to bilk them.
Aug. 25, 2010, 2:51 pm

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