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Chris Christie would love to be the Mets general manager

May 23, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

Chris Christie

In a historic meeting of the minds, New Jersey governor Chris Christie went on the Boomer and Carton show and had this to say about his ambitions:

Many believe New Jersey governor Chris Christie is eying a 2016 presidential campaign, but the lifelong Mets fan admitted Friday that he has another dream job in mind.

“I would love to be general manager of the Mets,” he told WFAN radio’s Boomer and Carton show. “If Sandy (Alderson) would put his crap in boxes and get out of there now, I’d be happy to go there now . . . I texted my son after they lost one of the games this week: It is impossible to watch. It is impossible to watch. Just when you care about them as much as I do, it’s hard to watch sometimes.”

Christie’s key to putting the Mets over the top: requiring Mets players to report to the ballpark at 1:30 each day, having his aides close the Queensboro Bridge, the Midtown Tunnel, LaGuardia Airport and the 7 train at 2pm each day, thereby preventing the visiting team from making it in and — due to 81 forfeits, the Mets would skate to an undefeated home record.

That should ensure even the crappiest Mets teams, what, a 110+ win season? That gets them home field in the playoffs, where they’d be assured of at least 4-3 series wins. World Championships would assured if the NL wins the All-Star Game each year, thus giving the Mets home field advantage in the Fall Classic.

Yes, attendance would suck due to the closures, but who wants to go to Mets games anyway? They’e all boring forfeits!

  1. El Bravo - May 23, 2014 at 3:04 PM

    This hypothetical is exactly the situation I laid out when speaking out against the ASG deciding home-field advantage in the WS.

  2. whistler54 - May 23, 2014 at 3:08 PM

    You spelled his name wrong.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - May 23, 2014 at 3:11 PM

      Yeah, but only in 3 places, including the headlines, so, not where anyone would really notice.

      • SocraticGadfly - May 23, 2014 at 3:14 PM

        Still not fixed in the “slider” up top.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - May 23, 2014 at 3:44 PM

      OK, seems fixified. But I suspect Craig will soon find his driveway blocked for a “traffic study”.

  3. chew1985 - May 23, 2014 at 3:15 PM

    He’ll have to do it in absentia while he’s doing his time in the big house.

    And that felon behind him in the picture can run their minor league operation, since he’s a bush league governor himself.

    • SocraticGadfly - May 23, 2014 at 4:03 PM

      Well, there was a previous Bush league gov who was the public face of a team. Birds of a feather, eh?

  4. nottinghamforest13 - May 23, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    Obese, lazy & injured. Typical.

  5. kardshark1 - May 23, 2014 at 3:20 PM

    That’s now two dream jobs he’s never gonna have.

  6. mustbechris - May 23, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    No matter how badly the Mets may suck, Alderson is still better at his job than Christie is at being governor.

  7. doctorofsmuganomics - May 23, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    don’t the mets have enough problems?

  8. jkcalhoun - May 23, 2014 at 3:30 PM

    What if somebody tries to build a new tunnel? No worries, he’s got that covered too.

  9. jvee2014 - May 23, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    As a reporter of professional sports don’t you think you should put aside your immature fandom and stop baselessly bashing the mets, we get it you don’t like them. Though your habitual bashing of teams like the mets and simultaneous fanboy reporting of teams such as the braves is likely the reason i’m one of the only people actually reading your blogs as well as an explanation of your inability to advance professionally in the reporting/journalism field(s)

    • doctorofsmuganomics - May 23, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    • stex52 - May 23, 2014 at 3:53 PM

      He’s not a reporter, jvee. Doesn’t pretend to be.

    • kardshark1 - May 23, 2014 at 4:00 PM

      I stopped reading after, “As a reporter of professional sports…”

    • billybawl - May 23, 2014 at 6:46 PM

      My favorite comments are those that use a variation of “nobody reads your blog” under a post that has a lot of comments.

  10. tfbuckfutter - May 23, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    Could you please never post of a picture of the idiotic sleestak-looking criminal governor of Florida again? Especially one where he looks so goddamned creepy (hint: That’s all of them).

    • Gamera the Brave - May 23, 2014 at 4:23 PM

      Nice “Land of the Lost” pull, ‘futter…

      • tfbuckfutter - May 23, 2014 at 4:42 PM

        I wish it would catch on because it’s so damn accurate.

    • tellyspop - May 24, 2014 at 9:18 AM

      We call him Governor Chemo and at the present time he’s down 10 points to former governor Charlie Crist, who used to be a republican and is now running as a Democrat. He’s ambidextrous you know!
      Gov. Chemo just voted down a 5 mph increase to the speed limits, 75 on the myways and highways and 65 on the state roads. Not that you would ever notice anyway.
      Former Gov. Charlie is planning a campaign trip to Cuba this summer just so no one is overlooked. Absentee ballots you see. El Fashionista is reporting the formguv will be sporting a “Che Guevara” cubavera during his travels.

      • tfbuckfutter - May 24, 2014 at 11:03 AM

        I’ll stick with making fun of fictional creatures from a defunct TV show instead of, you know….people with Cancer. Thanks.

  11. ningenito78 - May 23, 2014 at 3:49 PM

    Chris Christie happens to be the best governor NJ has had in 25+ years. Given, that’s not saying much but you idiots should stick to talking about baseball.

  12. cbosa - May 23, 2014 at 3:50 PM

    For the love of everything that is holy on earth do not let the fat man near the Mets. He will be a bigger f’up than those idiot Wilpons. Do I need to remind you of the GWB fiasco.

  13. ningenito78 - May 23, 2014 at 3:51 PM

    The bridge closure thing is an even dumber media created ‘controversy’ than the whole Bengazi nonsense the Republicans drummed up. Let it go. It had literally no bearing on anything.

    • hittfamily - May 23, 2014 at 4:47 PM

      Except kids missing school, parents missing work, and paramedics having to run across the bridge to reach people in need.

    • kardshark1 - May 23, 2014 at 11:22 PM

      Hey, Chris Christie, had no idea your alias was ningenito78.

  14. cbosa - May 23, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    Ningenito78 who the f are you Chris Christie’s PR man? Geez you’re talking like you are sleeping with him. Oh Chris Christie you are the greatest thing since slice bread! Give me a f’ing break open up your eyes! Unemployment at an all time high in NJ and he keeps on laying off police officers and firefighters all over the state.

    • 18thstreet - May 23, 2014 at 5:00 PM

      Without looking it up, I’m going to state that New Jersey’s unemployment in not at all-time high. Because, ya know, the Great Depression is a thing that happened.

      • 18thstreet - May 23, 2014 at 7:18 PM

        Because anyone gave this thumbs-down, here. Here is the New Jersey unemployment rate for the last 10 years.

        NOT AN ALL-TIME HIGH. (Source: http://www.bls.gov/eag/eag.nj.htm)

        I’m no Christie fan. But please, people. It’s not okay to just make stuff up.

  15. kardshark1 - May 23, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    Why are Philly fans flooding Christie’s office with calls?

  16. hittfamily - May 23, 2014 at 4:45 PM

    That’s Rick Scott in the background. Maybe appoint him as an assistant. He could embezzle another 300 million from Medicare and they could afford to sign a few free agents.

    • tfbuckfutter - May 23, 2014 at 4:53 PM

      Mets players will have to fly to Florida at their own expense three times a week to be drug tested at the clinics he owns.

      And he gets to pocket all the frequent flier miles.

  17. doctorofsmuganomics - May 23, 2014 at 5:18 PM

  18. klink6224 - May 23, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    Don’t let this guy anywhere near a job where he’d have access to others pension contributions

  19. fissels - May 24, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    The Mets someone with integrity and humility. Christie hasn’t shown much of those.

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