New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) and the New York Mets have both seen better days. Christie is currently the least-popular governor in the United States, and the Mets are in fourth place in the National League East, and, as of writing, down 4-0 to the St. Louis Cardinals at the bottom of the fifth inning.
On Tuesday night, Christie went to the Mets game, and even managed to snag a foul ball--and was greeted by a chorus of boos once people realized who caught the ball.
Chris Christie caught a foul ball at Citi Field, then got heavily booed and dunked on by a dopey play-by-play guy pic.twitter.com/n2GpN0EEQd— Chase Woodruff (@dcwoodruff) July 19, 2017
The booing was so loud it could be heard on the television cameras, and to add insult to injury, the play-by-play announcer remarked that it was "nice to see [Christie] get from the beach to the ballpark."
In a minor scandal dubbed "Beachgate" in early July, Christie was spotted on a beach that was closed to the public during the state's brief shutdown. He received heavy criticism for the spectacularly bad optics of the act. Even Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno (R) called him out, saying it was "beyond words" for him to go to a beach that was closed to taxpayers.
Christie recently filled in for sports radio host Mike Francesa on New York's WFAN, and called a caller identified as "Mike from Montclair" a "communist" and a "bum" after Mike from Montclair mocked Christie's weight.
Christie is not eligible for reelection and his last day as governor of New Jersey will be January 16, 2018.