Governor Cuomo: In a Time of Crisis, New Yorkers Step Up To The Plate

October 29, 2012, 4:00 pm:  With Hurricane Sandy moving into New Jersey  and New York City, Governor Cuomo stated the above.  Step up to the plate is a baseball metaphor implying that New Yorkers help in difficult situations.  

In baseball, the batter steps up to the plate to hit the ball thrown by the opposing team’s pitcher.  This metaphor is used for:  “Let’s do it.”Let’s take care of it.”  “You do it.” As  baseball season and the World Series just ended, it may be on the Governor’s mind.

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