Updated 08/28/2012 10:18 PM
NY republicans play ball
The New York delegation took a break from politics for a few moments Tuesday for batting practice. Yes, batting practice, at a locale that probably will make their friends back home a little jealous, unless maybe they're Mets fans. YNN's Josh Robin has the story.
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TAMPA, Fla. -- Now batting: Dan Halloran, Queens City Councilman, candidate for U.S. Congress.
Well, you can say his skills in the political arena are better than those on the baseball diamond.
"It's great. It's great. It’s a little warm," Halloran said.
State Senator John DeFrancisco, meanwhile, still has the swing that made him captain of the Syracuse baseball team in 1960.
DeFrancisco said, "This convention has been great and the most important things about it is that we win in November."
Like any sport, getting there takes teamwork and good morale, helped along by Tuesday's excursion to the Yankees winter home near the Tampa airport. Between daily breakfasts and long bus rides, that and a shared mistrust of President Obama, builds the camaraderie needed to get out the vote for Mitt Romney in November.
"We're talking politics and women, lawyers, attorneys, Senators, everybody, just talking , we want to be able to make a change, a positive change," said Shirley Davis.
For these New Yorkers, only one thing will be able to make this trip better. That's a chance to sit down with the candidate himself.
Tuesday, they made do with former Senator Alphonse D'Amato, who fired off an anti-Obama address that brought the audience to its feet.
Victoria Gartenberg, here with her mom, was star struck elsewhere.
Gartenberg said, "I met Bucky."
Bucky Dent, that is, who hopes both Romney, and the Yankees, go all the way this fall.
"I think his chances are really good. You know, a lot of energy. I felt a lot of energy here when I was signing audience here from the group," Dent said.