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.
Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna has been suspended for 75 games without pay after violating the league’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy, Major League Baseball announced Friday. The suspension is retroactive to May 8 and will lift on August 4. Osuna has decided not to appeal the decision.
Osuna was charged with one count of assault against his girlfriend following his arrest on May 8. Per FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman, the reliever is set to undergo trial on July 9. No details regarding his specific actions in the case have been publicly released, but Heyman adds that MLB was reportedly able to interview the victim prior to issuing the suspension. League Commissioner Rob Manfred issued the following statement:
My office has completed its investigation into the allegation that Roberto Osuna violated Major League Baseball’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy on May 8, 2018. Having reviewed all of the available evidence, I have concluded that Mr. Osuna violated the Policy and should be subject to discipline in the form of an unpaid suspension that will expire on August 4th.
Osuna, 23, pitched just 15 1/3 innings during the 2018 season prior to his arrest. He has been on administrative leave since May 8.