A list of people who would get a better reception than Chris Christie at Citi Field
This has already been a tough summer for Chris Christie, and if Tuesday night was any indication, it's not going to get better anytime soon.
In the aftermath of his widely publicized closed beach photos and his less-than-stellar audition for WFAN Christie was harshly booed after catching a foul ball at Citi Field on Tuesday night. To make matters even worse, this broadcaster even got in a vicious dig:
Christie, a huge Mets fan, can't even make a surprisingly nimble play on a foul ball in his favorite team's stadium without getting nearly booed out of it. That got us thinking, who would get a better reception at Citi Field than the 55th governor of the Garden State?
The former Yankee third basemen was everything Mets fans hated in a baseball player, a Yankee specifically. But seeing the rest of the baseball world warm to A-Rod the FOX analyst leads us to believe he'd have a better time than Christie at Citi Field these days.
Indiana Pacers v Detroit Pistons
AUBURN HILLS, MI - MAY 11: Reggie Miller #31 of the Indiana Pacers gestures in Game two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Detroit Pistons during the 2005 NBA Playoffs on May 11, 2005 at The Palace in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The Pacers won 92-83 to even the series 1-1. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Tom Pidgeon/Getty Images)
It's safe to assume all Mets fans that also watch basketball are Knicks fans, which is an incredibly unfortunate sentence to write out. Reggie Miller is the all-time Knicks killer, but at this point, Mets/Knicks fans would throw him in the starting lineup next season if they thought he could fit well with Porzingis.
Jason Bay, Bobby Bonilla
What can you do as a Mets fan besides just laugh at those two names? No room for boos when you're chuckling/dead on the inside.
For every good move Phillips made as the Mets GM from 1997-2003, there were three or four woefully bad ones, including the aforementioned Bobby Bonilla. But the Mets did make the World Series during his tenure, so there's that.
Volatile Atlanta Braves' pitcher John Rocker issues an apolo
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 2000: Volatile Atlanta Braves' pitcher John Rocker issues an apology for his past remarks about New York City and its citizens during a news conference prior to a game against the New York Mets at Shea Stadium. In a Sports Illustrated interview last year, Rocker made disparaging remarks about AIDS victims, immigrants and unwed mothers. (Photo by Linda Cataffo/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
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John Rocker despises everything about New York and the Mets, and Mets fans feel the same way about him. But has he ever colluded to close lanes on the upper level of the George Washington Bridge to create massive traffic jams? Methinks not. Rocker - 1. Christie - 0.
Cleveland Indians v New York Yankees
BRONX, NY - OCTOBER 7: Roger Clemens of the New York Yankees walks to the bullpen prior to the American League Division Series game three against the Cleveland Indians at the Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York on October 7, 2007. The Yankees defeated the Indians 8-4. (Photo by Rich Pilling/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
Would fans be allowed to throw broken-in-half bats at him, then claim they thought it was the ball, which is totally less dangerous? If so, yes, he would get a much better reception than Christie.
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