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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. chill1184 - Aug 27, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    He would be likeable if he wasn’t such a damm statist

    • Old Gator - Aug 27, 2013 at 10:54 AM

      He’s a statist because his knees won’t support his pippick – so he just sits there….

    • Brian Donohue - Aug 27, 2013 at 11:17 AM

      John Sterling responds:

      “he is WIDE…he is LARGE…he’s a…BOMB!!!…Governor Prissy Chris makes kissy-kiss with Obama — Kenya believe it???”

      • unclemosesgreen - Aug 28, 2013 at 8:44 AM

        That’s almost too good.

      • theskinsman - Aug 30, 2013 at 3:49 PM

        Anyone with a working brain hates Sterling and Waldman. They should have warnings announced before every game they butcher.

  2. greymares - Aug 27, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    HATES THE PHILLIES ? good reason for me NOT to vote for him.

    • chadjones27 - Aug 27, 2013 at 9:46 AM

      Right, because that’s how everyone should make their political decisions.

      • paperlions - Aug 27, 2013 at 10:07 AM

        Well, it doesn’t seem to be far off from how many people do make their decisions. Far too many (regardless of affiliation) seem to view voting and politics as an us against them thing rather than a “which person do I think can genuinely help the country” thing….and because so few voters seem to care about elected officials actually doing their jobs (i.e. public service to make the country/state/city a better place for all to live)…there is no pressure for them to change their approach to their jobs (generally, to guard any power they have accumulated and to use to for personal gain while selling their opinions/votes to the highest bidding lobbyists).

      • eatitfanboy - Aug 27, 2013 at 10:52 AM

        Obviously, people in New Jersey don’t make their decisions that way. I would estimate that 75-80% of all baseball fans in NJ root for either the Phillies or the Yankees, and Christie is trouncing his opponent in polling for the upcoming gubernatorial election by upwards of 20 points.

      • Old Gator - Aug 27, 2013 at 10:59 AM

        Yes, Christie is our latest disaster aftermath hero. He gets the benefit of Sandy the way Rudy Giuliani prospered in the polls in the wake of the World Trade Center catastrophe.

        But when Rudy moved out of his catchment zone to try his hat in the ring of national politics, he found himself swimming up a salmon ladder against a flow of molasses. He became just another New Yawker in the heartland, and that doesn’t appeal where the corn meets the wheat. Christie is doing fine in his local environment, but will his jolly fat man, shoot-from-the-hip east by northeastcoast style play as forcefully to Middle America?

        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.

      • greymares - Aug 27, 2013 at 11:16 AM

        any reason works. how do you base your opinions ?

    • illbringdabeers - Aug 27, 2013 at 11:06 AM

      Don’t worry Grey, I picked up on your sarcasm.

      • psousa1 - Aug 27, 2013 at 4:15 PM

        But Old Gator is not wrong………………………………

    • michaelle123 - Aug 27, 2013 at 4:26 PM

      what Marcus implied I didn’t know that a stay at home mom able to get paid $4252 in 4 weeks on the computer. have you read …????

    • jpk6044 - Aug 27, 2013 at 4:51 PM

      All one needs to know about the character of Chris Christy is this: he’s a cowboys fan from New Jersey. Instant douche.

  3. NatsLady - Aug 27, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    So, he’s a Mets fan?

    • bigharold - Aug 27, 2013 at 9:37 AM

      Apparently. I wondering what he’s thinking about going out of his way to piss off fan bases in two states he’d need to do well in to become president. Not the the Flat Earth Society, aka the Republican Party would ever nominate him.

      • southpaw2k - Aug 27, 2013 at 10:36 AM

        New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania all consistently vote Democrat in Presidential elections (which makes Christie as New Jersey’s governor as a Republican pretty ironic). I don’t see how his remarks would cost him electoral votes in the 2016 election, should he get the nomination.

        Not to mention the small fact that anyone who would vote against him squarely because of which baseball team he roots for shouldn’t be voting in the general election in the first place.

      • Liam - Aug 27, 2013 at 11:13 AM

        Well, presumably he’d like to win Pennsylvania (a very important swing state most years) and New Jersey (his home state). Just because they’re usually Democratic states doesn’t mean a Christie campaign would write them off.

      • bigharold - Aug 27, 2013 at 12:15 PM

        “New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania all consistently vote Democrat in Presidential elections …”

        Besides Liam’s points, .. my point, factitious though it was, is that why go out of your way to piss off a fan base? Saying I’m a Met fan, or any other team for that matter, is one thing but saying I burn Yankee jersey’s is another and it’s counterproductive for a politician.

      • jimeejohnson - Aug 30, 2013 at 5:30 PM

        You are exactly right bigharold. Christie is no right wing bass-turd: he’s capable of working with all kinds of constituents, which pisses off the extreme right wingNUTs big time. But coming out against the Yankees as a politician from the Yankees region is as close to un American as Christie can get. But he’s not shy about spouting off opinions and that could be his ultimate undoing. For a Republican he’s actually not that bad.

    • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Aug 27, 2013 at 10:38 AM

      Trenton Thunder?

    • greymares - Aug 27, 2013 at 11:22 AM

      your using geography as a pre-reqisite for fandom, he’s probably a Detroit,or Dodger or Braves or Cardinals. (you know front runner)

      • jimeejohnson - Aug 30, 2013 at 5:30 PM

        He’s the wagon in bandwagon fan.

  4. proudlycanadian - Aug 27, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    I knew that there was something that I liked about him.

    • apmn - Aug 27, 2013 at 9:48 AM

      Sorry, but Canadians are only allowed to vote in Chicago city elections.

      • proudlycanadian - Aug 27, 2013 at 10:29 AM

        Actually there is a Texas politician (a tea partier) who is a Canadian citizen and wants to be President. He was born in Canada, but his parents were US citizens. He wants to renounce his Canadian citizenship, but it our Canadian bureaucracy will not make it easy for him to do so.

      • proudlycanadian - Aug 27, 2013 at 10:40 AM

        By the way, your comment about Chicago is funny and semi-accurate. City politics in Chicago is unique.

        US citizens who were born in Canada may still be Canadian citizens. Double your pleasure and double your fun.

      • apmn - Aug 27, 2013 at 10:49 AM

        Thanks, funny and semi-accurate is what I strive to be. :)

        And please, please take Ted Cruz back. Let him be the Grand Poombah of Baffin Island or something like that.

      • supersnappy - Aug 27, 2013 at 11:05 AM

        Baffin Island is a nice place. Ted Cruz can be in charge of Devon Island instead:

      • jwbiii - Aug 27, 2013 at 11:08 AM

        but his parents were US citizens

        His father was still a Cuban citizen at the time of his birth. His situation is very similar to what Obama’s would have been had he been born in Kenya rather than Hawaii. I really don’t care, but it’s kind of fun.

        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.”

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Aug 27, 2013 at 4:23 PM

        Jwbill, that tea party quote reminds me of a Jeopardy show some years ago when the question, worded in a slightly round-about way, asked what the capital of Canada was. As Canadian Trebek stood waiting, NONE of the 3 pretty smart American contestants even pushed their buzzers to venture a guess. I’m sure Trebek wanted to cry but bravely ventured on. Pathetic.

  5. yahmule - Aug 27, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    He also blasted Manish Mehta for daring to point out Rex Ryan is a buffoon.

    • chill1184 - Aug 27, 2013 at 9:32 AM

      Manish Mehta pretty much deserves all the flak he gets IMO and Im a Steelers fan.

      • yahmule - Aug 27, 2013 at 10:12 AM

        They’re not going to hire anybody else to write that column much differently.

      • kevinbnyc - Aug 27, 2013 at 12:09 PM

        How could they? Manish is just being honest? And nobody wants to read a liar’s column.

  6. sdelmonte - Aug 27, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    I was a lot more impressed by his signing a law banning coercive “gay conversion” therapy than I am that he and I agree about the Yankees and Sterling. But that is cool too.

    I don’t think, as a liberal, I would ever vote for him. But I really do like that he seems to be about as honest as politicians get these days. If nothing else, he makes for interesting copy.

    • Jonny 5 - Aug 27, 2013 at 9:58 AM

      It’s funny when people mention Christie and politics, rarely do they mention his politics. He has somehow found a way for NJ to pass a budget without months and months of deliberations with the parties. He’s been good for our state I must admit. He’s been able to do what other haven’t or wouldn’t. And that’s to curb spending which was spiraling out of control here. He’s also shown he’s not the type of person to just bad mouth every Democrat out there just because of their party affiliation. We need more people like him in government. If we did I think this country would be in much better shape.

      • cohnjusack - Aug 27, 2013 at 10:09 AM

        And that’s to curb spending which was spiraling out of control here.

        The sign of a good politician is his ability to make the public believe things that aren’t even true. Christie cut the budget from $33 billion all the way down to….$32 billion. This is the equivalent of me putting a dollar in my piggy bank and bragging about my money saving abilities.

      • paperlions - Aug 27, 2013 at 10:09 AM


        He actually seems to be trying to do the job the people elected him to do….crazy man, just crazy.

      • Jonny 5 - Aug 27, 2013 at 10:26 AM

        cohnjusack. He has cut spending, even with inflation he has saved the tax payers around 5 billion dollars in this state. Not the equivalent of putting a dollar in your piggy bank. His first year in office spending was cut by nearly 3 billion. Not chump change. in his 4 years spending has gone up .7 billion. The previous 2 governors increased spending 4-5 billion during their terms. Understand this.

      • stlouis1baseball - Aug 27, 2013 at 5:09 PM

        On point Jonny. And strangely…Indiana’s most recent two term Governor did the same thing. Operating in the black when most states (especially those surrounding Indiana) operated in the Red. Tough decisions had to be made (and people suffered). Of course all households suffer when spending is curbed. You know…A BUDGET IS FOLLOWED.

        I take back this post as I am fully aware I am not allowed to agree with, promote and/or otherwise portray the “bad guys” in any positive manner whatsoever on HBT.

      • jimeejohnson - Aug 30, 2013 at 5:37 PM

        stlouis: lucky you included that disclaimer. Yeah, right!

  7. charbycharlie - Aug 27, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Things he doesn’t hate:
    Corn dogs
    Ice Cream
    Hot Dogs

    • historiophiliac - Aug 27, 2013 at 9:39 AM

      William Howard Taft wants to know how your fat-shaming is relevant.

      • yahmule - Aug 27, 2013 at 10:17 AM

        Totally relevant, since Taft was the last man of that girth to be elected President and that was over 100 years ago. Thus, the lap band procedure.

      • historiophiliac - Aug 27, 2013 at 10:26 AM

        How does that affect his ability to be president? We’ve made accommodations before. They don’t lead troops into battle anymore, you know.

        PS Taft was not the last overweight President we had. It’s interesting to look at how Staters’ values change by studying the appearances and habits of the people they elect as President. It’s been some time since we’ve had anyone with a beard in office. No one expected Reagan to work out but they did Clinton. Flag pins and power ties weren’t once so ubiquitous. Not many of them wear glasses. Etc.

      • apmn - Aug 27, 2013 at 11:00 AM

        It is just as relevant as Obama’s blackness. Meaning either completely irrelevant or totally pertinent depending upon how one values a person’s appearance versus the content of their character.

      • historiophiliac - Aug 27, 2013 at 11:11 AM

        No, Obama’s race is a whole other thing tied to our history and not just one person’s feeling about it. It’s much bigger than one person’s sentiment — or even one group’s.

      • yahmule - Aug 27, 2013 at 11:10 AM

        I didn’t say it was right, I said that’s how it is. This will be evident when the next Presidential election cycle ramps up and the size of Hillary Clinton’s behind is remarked upon daily by men who could jog a mile without passing out.

        I said we never had a President of Taft’s girth since he was in office and that is undeniably true. That he got stuck in the White House bathtub is one of the pieces of trivia people remember about him. He was also the first President to throw out a baseball at a ballgame. Mostly forgotten is that he continued the trust busting ways of Teddy Roosevelt, who preceded him in office and completely overshadowed him historically.

      • yahmule - Aug 27, 2013 at 11:12 AM

        *couldn’t* jog a mile without passing out

      • historiophiliac - Aug 27, 2013 at 11:37 AM

        I don’t really think it’s as much of an issue for people as you do. I don’t think being overweight will hurt him that much — but the fact that people think about that now says something about our society today. Still, he’s gotten elected before, so it hasn’t been that much of an impediment.

        Hillary’s thing is totally different — as she’s female and there’s the sexism factor. People judge female candidates on their appearance much more harshly than men.

        FYI, Taft’s legacy as a Supreme Court justice is much more significant in the long run than his presidency. It’s disappointing that that isn’t what people remember about him.

      • yahmule - Aug 27, 2013 at 11:55 AM

        Christie and his advisers probably think it is a big deal, seeing as how he submitted to the laparoscopy. He obviously didn’t feel that was necessary for a gubernatorial run. Of course he’ll claim it is out of concern for his health because there’s just no easy way to declare a percentage of electorate is too shallow to judge content over packaging. And if you think his opponents won’t make it an issue – “this guy could die in office and then (Palin, Ryan, other nightmare veep candidate) will take over” – you’re kidding yourself.

        I’m kind of surprised most of the people who remember Taft at all don’t remember him in the way you would prefer. He remains the only man to ever serve as both Chief Justice and President.

      • historiophiliac - Aug 27, 2013 at 12:06 PM

        Well, they can try to make it an issue, but I don’t think anyone would vote for Rick Perry over Christie because of health issues. His “conservative” status (lack thereof) will be far more important to Republicans. I think Christie’s people are playing this all wrong.

      • yahmule - Aug 27, 2013 at 12:35 PM

        I admire Christie for having the courage to thank the President for his quick response in New Jersey regardless of the partisan fallout. I am extremely interested to see how he manages to navigate the Republican primary debates. The contortions of logic and good taste required of the prospective candidates is so withering that mostly only cartoon characters submit themselves to the process. Had Romney not been such a political windsock, Perry actually would have taken the nomination. Perry, who is utterly loathsome and even dumber than W, at least had the political acumen to realize that demonizing Latinos would win him the Republican nomination but doom him in November. Romney didn’t care.

      • historiophiliac - Aug 27, 2013 at 1:36 PM

        I don’t think Christie can carry the South, honestly — and not because they will vote for Clinton. LMAO.

    • nolanwiffle - Aug 27, 2013 at 10:38 AM

      We also know from the title of the post and the accompanying photo, that the Yankees, Phillies, jerk sports reporters, Suzyn Waldman, and John Sterling are not types of pasta.

    • eatitfanboy - Aug 27, 2013 at 10:48 AM

      Wow. A joke about Christie’s weight. I’m surprised no one else ever thought to do that. You, sir, are a genius.

      • jimeejohnson - Aug 30, 2013 at 5:39 PM

        With a username like yours, it’s not surprised you take offense to jokes about eating and being fat.

      • eatitfanboy - Aug 30, 2013 at 6:10 PM

        “It’s not surprised”? With you’re limited grasp of English, I’m not surprised that you don’t recognize that my use of “eat it” in my screen name doesn’t actually refer to the ingestion of food, or refer to fat people in any way.

  8. phillyphannn83 - Aug 27, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Always gotta find a way to troll the Phillies. Mission accomplished CC.

    • tfoz5150 - Aug 27, 2013 at 5:59 PM

      Right. Typical stooge move by Craig. What a desperate plea.

  9. Jonny 5 - Aug 27, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    Christie may be the best chance the Republicans have this go-round. He’s got a spectacular FUPA too.,r:0,s:0,i:82&iact=rc&page=1&tbnh=185&tbnw=273&start=0&ndsp=25&tx=154&ty=48

    • cohnjusack - Aug 27, 2013 at 10:01 AM

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      • Jonny 5 - Aug 27, 2013 at 10:14 AM

        Well,,, I never!!!!!

        But now I will. Thank you fine citizen.

    • jimeejohnson - Aug 30, 2013 at 5:41 PM

      Fay Upper Pubic Area!

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  10. officialgame - Aug 27, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    I think people who are grossly overweight should pay more for health insurance.

    • historiophiliac - Aug 27, 2013 at 10:02 AM

      Do you know how insurance works?

    • greymares - Aug 27, 2013 at 11:27 AM

      how do you feel about people who are GROSSLY STUPID ?

      • commonsenseisnotcmonman - Aug 27, 2013 at 12:47 PM

        Yes, this. I want them charged the mostest my precious.

    • Reflex - Aug 27, 2013 at 2:00 PM

      A little understood facet of obesity is that overall it reduces lifetime health care costs. The reason is that the average lifespan of the obese is shorter, so while you do deal with higher costs in the short term for things like heart attacks, you save the money long term that comes with truly expensive diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinsons, etc etc.

      Slate had a really interesting article on this topic and the studies around it a while back. A lot of ‘unhealthy’ lifestyles actually keep health care costs lower than they would be otherwise.

      • historiophiliac - Aug 27, 2013 at 2:14 PM

        Yet, obese people are often denied insurance because of their weight. (Pre-Obamacare protections)

      • Reflex - Aug 27, 2013 at 3:10 PM

        Not really surprising given that the short term costs of obesity are higher, and an insurer is likely more concerned about quarterly profits than potential long term liabilities.

  11. shaggylocks - Aug 27, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Near the end of Bush’s presidency I remember seeing a video of him talking with an interviewer about baseball–it was a casual conversation while they were setting up the lighting or something, not a part of the interview itself–and I remember thinking, “Holy hell, this man can talk intelligently about something!” It was really surprising. Even though I knew he had owned a baseball team, it was still a bit of a shocker. It made me realize I might have really liked the guy if he had just stayed a baseball owner and not gone into politics and ruined the country.

    • dexterismyhero - Aug 27, 2013 at 10:43 AM

      Ruined the country? So the USA is better off now? Goofball.

      Christie at least looks like he can throw a baseball. Good form. Looks like a change up.

      • shaggylocks - Aug 27, 2013 at 10:50 AM

        I’m sorry, you’re right. I’m glad Bush tanked the economy and got us into two expensive and unnecessary wars we couldn’t pay for, thanks in part to big tax cuts to the rich. Those were the good ol’ days. Shame the guy hired to clean up his mess is having such a hard time of it, what with all the help and support he’s getting from both sides of the aisle.

      • Reflex - Aug 27, 2013 at 2:03 PM

        Falling unemployment, rising GDP, a lot of investment in infrastructure and research, huge improvements in human rights.

        Yeah, we are a LOT better off now. More progress has been made in the past five years than had been made in the previous two decades in my opinion.

  12. flyinhighwithvick - Aug 27, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Or unless the Braves win something….other than having the lowest attendance.

    • lightcleric - Aug 27, 2013 at 12:42 PM

      That’s a really weird way to spell “Marlins”.

  13. chadjones27 - Aug 27, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    Not that I like politicians all that much, but I do like when they choose not to play the “I’m just a fan of the game” card so as not to offend any fan base and lose votes. Saying he’s going to burn a yankees’ jersey is a little over the top, but, can’t say I wouldn’t do the same.

  14. sbmcintosh36 - Aug 27, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    If elected could there be any way to get an executive order banning Waldman from ever doing anything that allows her to speak in public?
    Yankees fan since birth and want to crash my car into a bridge everytime I hear them on the radio

  15. TheMorningStar - Aug 27, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    While almost alk politicians are born liars, Christe is 100% telling the truth regarding Sterling and Waldman.

    Both are terrible, just terrible. I pity the Yankee fans who are left with no alternative but to listen to that decidedly undynamic duo.

    • southpaw2k - Aug 27, 2013 at 10:42 AM

      Calling Sterling and Waldman “undyanmic” is akin to calling the 2010 Snowpocalypse a “light flurry.”

    • 18thstreet - Aug 27, 2013 at 11:44 AM

      I was mostly sitting this one out, but politicians generally speaking don’t lie. It’s that voters (a) don’t listen to what they’re saying and (b) don’t understand policy. So it’s treated as a lie.

      Yes, go ahead and trot out the list of familiar “I didn’t have sex with that woman” and “read my lips.” It happens. They aren’t in the truth-telling business. But politicians usually say what they are going to do and then try to do it. And voters think, “which candidate would I rather have a beer with?” and then are mad that the politicians let them down.

      • TheMorningStar - Aug 27, 2013 at 12:26 PM

        Hilary Clinton saying her plane taking fire at the Bosnian airport = lie

        Bill Clinton denying (under oath) his relationship with Paula Jones = lie

        George W. Bush stating they had in fact found WMD in Iraq = lie

        Ronald Reagan on denying trading arms for hostages = lie

        I both (a) listen and (b) understand policy. After listening and analyzing I’ve come to the conclusion that politicians are born liars and will do anything for poltical gain.

      • 18thstreet - Aug 27, 2013 at 1:00 PM

        I’m sorry I brought this up. It’s a baseball board.

      • stlouis1baseball - Aug 27, 2013 at 5:15 PM

        “but politicians generally speaking don’t lie.”

        Did you type that with a straight face?

        You will be far better off when you come to terms with the fact that you are voting for the person who lie’s the best.

  16. desal2ds - Aug 27, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    He’s right about Susan Walkman and Sterling. I can’t take it anymore. I listen to the away broadcast as a Yankee fan

    • southpaw2k - Aug 27, 2013 at 10:41 AM

      I had wondered if Yankees fans actually enjoyed Sterling’s schtick. I couldn’t fathom even the most ardent Yankees fans liking his home run calls. Does the Yankees management even like his stuff?

  17. romoscollarbone - Aug 27, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    It’s interesting Craig. You state he will have trouble coming out of the GOP primary, yet you have him pegged for an 8 yr run if he does make it. Riveting stuff chap.

  18. charlutes - Aug 27, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Clown journalism, no one cares, its a sports blog. Write about sports.

  19. aceshigh11 - Aug 27, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    That is one bloated sack of trash.

    Make a teabagger’s head explode: Hillary 2016.

    • stlouis1baseball - Aug 27, 2013 at 5:16 PM

      “Hillary 2016.”

      Now I must ask you…
      Did you type that with a straight face?

  20. Old Gator - Aug 27, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    If she turned Christie’s stomach, Waldman must have a heavy equipment operator’s license. It would take a bulldozer to move that landfill’s worth of adipose tissue.

    • chadjones27 - Aug 27, 2013 at 12:20 PM

      See, now this is how you make a joke about Christie’s weight.

  21. homelanddefense - Aug 27, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Waldman and Sterling are really terrible.

    • yahmule - Aug 27, 2013 at 11:24 AM

      I know how bad they are, but I’m never quite prepared for it when I tune into the Yankee broadcasts.

      • homelanddefense - Aug 27, 2013 at 11:50 AM

        its brutal. The “Roger Clemens is in George’s box” tirade was pretty awesome though

  22. yankees218 - Aug 27, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    Says the Governor of……NEW JERSEY!!!

  23. If the Shoe Fits - Aug 27, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    Sat across from Christie at a Mets game when he was AG for NJ. He spent the whole game staring at his blackberry, ignoring his kid sitting next to him. But at least he was there with the kid.

    I think he’s a bombastic blowhard, and an ass, but definitely think he’d be an effective leader. Sadly, the two aren’t mutually exclusive.

    • jimeejohnson - Aug 30, 2013 at 5:49 PM

      You’ve got him pegged.

  24. APBA Guy - Aug 27, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    Getting through the Republican primaries these days is really tricky business for any Republican with less than 100% ratings from the far-right elements, such as Americans for Prosperity, etc..You are sure to face multiple challengers in the Cruz/Perry mold. We saw how that pushed Romney’s rhetoric so far to the right in 2012 that he couldn’t recover for the general election. With the GOP’s declining approval ratings among the general population and a potential death march over the budget/debt this fall, if Christie has any 2016 aspirations he’ll have to walk a tightrope between the suicidal wreckers yelling “shut it down” and his own common sense.

    • historiophiliac - Aug 27, 2013 at 2:19 PM

      It kills me when I hear Repubs say that the problem is that they can’t put up a real conservative.

      • APBA Guy - Aug 27, 2013 at 4:06 PM

        Evidently the thumbs down fairy doesn’t work in the pm. We’re both at zero.

        Predictions for tonight’s game?

      • historiophiliac - Aug 27, 2013 at 4:50 PM

        Well, that stinks.

        I think you have a good chance of beating us again because V is so shaky still. It will really depend on our big 3’s bats. I do feel better having Iglesias back on defense tonight.

      • stlouis1baseball - Aug 27, 2013 at 5:18 PM

        So they can put up a real conservative then? I am all ears.

    • jimeejohnson - Aug 30, 2013 at 5:50 PM

      Sarah Palin was a damn fake.

  25. westcoastredbird - Aug 27, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    It looks like the lap band isn’t working that well. Maybe dude needs two. He looks like a mobile marshmallow.

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