Pavia shows his true colors (red & white)

Pavia shows off his team t-shirt this Sept. at the annual softball game between his office and the Board of Reps.

Mayor Michael Pavia is a Red Sox sympathizer.

“I always liked the Red Sox,” Pavia said Wednesday during a discussion about Bobby Valentine’s recent hiring by the Boston Red Sox. “Of course, being in the shadow of Yankee Country here in Stamford, Conn., I haven’t always been able to express my support.”

Perhaps realizing being a Boston fan might not be the most politically savvy move in a city an hour outside of the Bronx, Pavia then added that he wasn’t sure who he’d ultimately root for in a Yankees-Sox showdown.