Tuesday, Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams was elected Mayor of New York City and will be sworn it at midnight on January 1st. Remember that date. Adams will succeed fellow Democrat, Mayor Bill deBlasio. The current mayor has implemented a policy that has put requirement on all city workers to be vaccinated or face unpaid leave. Also, all fans attending events at Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center must be vaccinated. Included in his city wide mandate is something which is baffling. The mandate allows unvaccinated visiting athletes or performers to compete or perform in the indoor arena's but all home team athletes must be vaccinated.
Last night the NBA debuted their 2021-22 season on TNT. There was a lot to be excited about, as the season tipped off with the defending NBA Champion Milwaukee Bucks, led by their superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo taking on the powerful Brooklyn Nets, led by superstars Kevin Durant and James Harden. All seemed wonderful but something or someone was missing and Charles Barkley didn't miss a beat pointing it out.
Monday night, New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso had just hit his 18th home run of the season. He was rounding 3rd base and as he faced his teammates in the dugout he began to do an imitation of a Pete Towsend guitar windmill. Alonso was indicating to his fellow Amazin's that they were rockin'. Pete Alonso likes to have fun and he's not afraid to show it. Following his second Home Run Derby Championship, the young first baseman is blossoming into a star. But is Pete Alonso one of the Top 5 Sports Stars in the Empire State, I don't think so. Let's take a look.