Sen. John McCain took in a New York Yankees game today with his friend and onetime primary rival, Rudolph Giuliani, and it turned out that Hizzoner, and not the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, drew the bulk of the crowd's attention.
McCain and the former New York mayor posed with the managers of the Oakland A's and the Yankees about an hour before game time, then signed some baseballs. Initially those in field-level seats yelled "Rudy!", and seemed not to notice McCain, but eventually they started calling out to the senator and asked him to sign baseballs. One young fan in pinstripes and a Yankees cap kept shouting "McCain!" in an effort to win over his attention.
A's manager Bob Geren and Yankees manager Joe Girardi huddled around home plate with McCain, Giuliani and his wife, Judith, for a few minutes. At one point Geren asked McCain about what it's like to run for president, to which he replied: "It's like being in AA [baseball] and all of a sudden you're playing in Yankee Stadium."