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.
MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch reports that ESPN broadcaster Aaron Boone interviewed for the Yankees’ manager job today. No word as to whether he hit a big home run.
Boone, an ESPN analyst, obviously has some history with the Yankees, but he has no coaching experience at any level. Joel Sherman of the New York Post wrote earlier this week of Boone that the Yankees “are intrigued if his charisma and passion can compensate for inexperience.” I’d say the answer to that question, whenever asked and in whatever context, is always “no,” but I suppose there’s a first time for everything.
So far the Yankees have interviewed Rob Thomson, Eric Wedge and Hensley Meulens. Yesterday Brian Cashman said there was no rush to fill the job, and that the Winter Meetings are not a deadline for the team in doing so.