Baseball fans don’t seem very fond of Chris Christie. The Republican governor of New Jersey got a foul ball at Citi Field two weeks ago and was booed lustily by fans.
On Sunday, Christie was in attendance at Miller Park for the Cubs-Brewers game. He was not popular there, either. According to Ben Hutchison of WISN 12 News, Christie was getting razzed by fans, so he decided to get in one fan’s face while holding a tray of nachos.
As you can see towards the end of the video, Victor Caratini hit a solo home run to break a 2-2 tie shortly after Christie’s showdown.
Christie’s son works for the Brewers, which explains why he was in town.
The Tampa Bay Rays signed free agent outfielder Carlos Gomez to a one-year deal worth $4 million.
Gomez hit .255/.340/.462 with 17 homers in 105 games for the Rangers last year. He missed time due to various ailments, as he has frequently over the past several years, playing 118 games in 2016 and 115 games in 2015. He’s useful when healthy. He just has to find a way to stay healthy.
The Rays just traded away Steven Souza and designated Corey Dickerson for assignment, making room for Gomez. Dickerson was slated to make $5.95 million and, if he is not traded, the Rays will be on the hook for $1 million of that. Souza was making $3.55 million. Gomez will work in the outfield corner rotation with Denard Span and Mallex Smith, while Kevin Kiermaier will cover center.