But when the PA announcer noted his presence and wished him a happy birthday, the crowd at Yankee Stadium reportedly wasn't feeling it. Fans did not share the sentiment, the New York Daily News noted, as Giuliani was greeted with a chorus of boos from the Yankees faithful.
Giuliani, now serving as one of President Donald Trump's lawyers in his ongoing legal battles, celebrated his 74th birthday on Monday.
Willie Geist seconded the point by saying Giuliani used to be a respected US attorney before he started attacking the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department on Trump's behalf.
Beloved after the 9/11 attacks for his poise and later dubbed, "America's Mayor", Giuliani now is most visible as a defender the president, using his television appearances to attack the credibility of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's investigation into Russian collusion. Unless you're Rudy Giuliani, in which case it's mostly just boos.
The Rockets would go on to lose to the Warriors, 101-92, and the Yankees would fall to the Astros, 5-1. But when the stadium announced that Giuliani was in attendance for his birthday, he was immediately met with loud boos from the fans in attendance. Instead, he was treated with a Bronx cheer that reminded everyone how much New York City despises its former favored son.