On Sunday, New Jersey governor Chris Christie was at Miller Park taking in a game between the Cubs and Brewers. As he is one of the least popular politicians in the country, it was no surprise that Christie received some jeers from fans. He decided to confront one fan while carrying a tray of nachos and the encounter was caught on video. Christie got in the fan’s face and reportedly called him a “big shot” before returning to his seat.
Christie has no regrets about how he handled the situation, per the Chicago Tribune via the Associated Press. He said, “I will take a certain amount of abuse. You’re a public official you have to. But usually it’s one. You get one shot to call me a name or curse me out.”
Christie also said, “I didn’t dump the nachos on him or anything, which was an option.”
So, uh, kudos to Christie for not handling the situation in the absolute worst way possible. Set that bar high.
Christie was also recently booed at Citi Field after he lucked into a foul ball.
The Twins have reportedly signed free agent shortstop Erick Aybar to a minor-league deal, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Star Tribune reported Friday. FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman adds that the deal comes with a potential $1.25 million if Aybar reaches the majors, with additional incentives based on plate appearances. He’ll be able to opt out on March 27. The team has yet to confirm the signing.
Aybar, 34, is now four years removed from his career year in 2014. He’s been in a state of steady decline since then, slashing just .234/.300/.348 with seven home runs and 11 stolen bases over 370 plate appearances for the Padres in 2017. His poor performance wasn’t helped by a fractured left foot, either, which cost him almost six weeks on the disabled list.
Still, the Twins see something promising in the veteran infielder, and reportedly intend to use him as another utility option this spring. Per Neal, Aybar will join fellow backup infielders Eduardo Escobar and Ehire Adrianza and may even (temporarily) take over for Miguel Sano at third base if Sano isn’t able to shape up for the role by Opening Day.