WASHINGTON — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has finally weighed in on one of the most divisive questions any New Yorker can face: Yankees or Mets?
It’s an especially fraught issue for Ocasio-Cortez, whose congressional district spans parts of the two teams’ home boroughs, the Bronx and Queens. She was asked which club she backs in an interview with Yahoo News’ “Skullduggery” podcast on Sunday.
“Oh, man,” Ocasio-Cortez said when she heard the question. “I’m in trouble.”
She then shared her truth.
“So here you go, you guys are breaking news. I have been raised a Yankees fan through and through,” she said, adding, “However, this is a huge feud in my family because a big part of the Bronx side of my family are also Mets fans, and Citi Field is in my district. So, in some ways, I have to kind of learn to be a Mets fan too.”
Ocasio-Cortez’s voice then dropped to a whisper.
“But I’m primarily a Yankees fan,” she said.
Ocasio-Cortez, who was born in the Bronx in 1989, explained that her affinity for the Yankees was fueled by growing up during the team’s late-’90s dynasty.
“When I was a kid … I grew up with that Yankees dream team, like, [Derek] Jeter, [Jorge] Posada, like, Mariano Rivera,” she said. “You can’t not when that’s how you grow up.”
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