Seated Together At Game, Mayors Seem Far Apart

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At the Yankees playoff game last night, one seat spoke 1,000 words, and it’s the reason why political consultants get paid hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Mayors Giuliani and Bloomberg displayed a growing political divide and rapidly increasing animosity during the game.

For several awkward and long innings, the two lawmakers — one a presidential candidate and the other a potential presidential candidate — sat a single seat apart in the same high-priced box, barely speaking or interacting.

Messrs. Bloomberg and Giuliani, who locked arms in 2001 in the aftermath of the World Trade Center terrorist attacks, have sparred in recent days over gun control. They were quiet in stadium jammed-packed with nearly 60,000 fans.

Mr. Giuliani sat next to a stadium securtity guard and Mr. Bloomberg next to his girlfriend, Diana Taylor. Mr. Bloomberg, in a relaxed button-down shirt, drank bottled beer. Mr. Giuliani, in a jacket and tie, sat back and watched his team drop to an early 6—1 deficit.

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