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Chris Christie hates the Yankees, Phillies, jerk sports reporters and Suzyn Waldman and John Sterling

Aug 27, 2013, 9:15 AM EDT

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie throws out the ceremonial first pitch before the Little League World Series championship baseball game between Tokyo, Japan and Chula Vista, California in Williamsport

Our old friend Halladays Biceps gave me the heads up on this: New Jersey Governor and likely 2016 presidential candidate Chris Christie sitting in for several hours on the Boomer and Carton show yesterday bolstering those straight-talker credentials of his. Of our interest, his thoughts on the Yankees jerseys he was given as gifts:

“There will be s’mores at the bonfire tonight…when I burn them.”

Yankees radio announcers, Suzyn Waldman and John Sterling:

[Waldman is] “God awful” and her co-announcer John Sterling “turns my stomach.”

On the Phillies:

“If there’s any team that I hate almost as much as the Yankees, it’s the Philadelphia Phillies.” He also said Ruben Amaro is an “awful” general manager, and Charlie Manuel’s firing was handled “disgracefully.”

And, finally, how to treat reporters who act like jerks:

“When reporters act like jerks you need to treat them that way back. They don’t have some vaulted status in our society that they get to act like jerks and not be treated like a jerk back.”

I am on board with some of these assessments.

And, though I doubt Christie can make it through the GOP primaries in 2016, I think it would be quite fun to have a president who spouts off about sports like any other fan. Especially if the Yankees, Phillies or someone else on his hit list won a championship and showed up the following summer for their official visit.

Of course that would require the Phillies to win a World Series between 2016 and 2024, so you know, maybe it’s not something to get my hopes up for.

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  1. jimeejohnson - Aug 30, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    “My guess is he’s in for some very hard sessions of Karl Rove’s charm school if he wants to make a national dent.”

    That dick, Cheney, is the school mascot, symbolizing the Satanic aspect of a Karl Rove charm school.

    • hollymchisolm - Aug 31, 2013 at 3:01 AM

      my best friend’s step-aunt makes $63 hourly on the laptop. She has been out of a job for 6 months but last month her payment was $12974 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Learn More…

  2. jimeejohnson - Aug 30, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    (in reference to the issue of Ted wingNUT Cruz being born outside the USA) “I saw an interview with a prominent birther a few days ago. Her take: “Well, I just don’t consider Canada to be a foreign country.”

    Tea Party of Extremely Limited Intelligence

  3. zemongoose - Aug 30, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    He also said Ruben Amaro is an “awful” general manager, and Charlie Manuel’s firing was handled “disgracefully.

    At least Governor Flintstone is right on one thing.

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