Gov. Christie On WFAN: ‘I Would Love To Be General Manager Of The Mets’
NEW YORK (WFAN) — WFAN co-hosts Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton did their show from D’Jais in lovely Belmar, N.J., on Friday, and they were joined by a very special friend of the show.
Who better to join the dynamic radio duo in The Garden State than New Jersey Governor Chris Christie?
Christie has been on the show many times before, so he has great chemistry with Craig and the Blonde Bomber. It also helps that the governor is a huge, huge sports fan.
The governor — who chatted with the guys for over an hour — covered a wide array of topics, from the state of the Jersey Shore to his love of the Mets and the Rangers.
The politician said that there is no truth to the rumor — Carton said he’d been hearing rumblings — that he has considered taking a front-office position with the Mets or with Major League Baseball.
That doesn’t mean that Christie wouldn’t relish the opportunity to run his favorite team.
“I would love to be general manager of the Mets,” Christie said. “And if (general manager) Sandy (Alderson) would put his crap in boxes and get out of there now, I’d be happy to go right now if they needed me.”
Christie can’t help but watch the Mets, but he acknowledged that it’s very difficult to follow this team as it continues to disappoint year after year.
“I texted my son the other night after they lost one of the games this week, and I said, ‘It is impossible to watch. It’s impossible to watch.'” Christie said. “When you care about them as much as I do and a lot of Mets fans do, it’s just so hard to watch sometimes. They can’t get out of their own way hitting. (They) have pitched well this year.
“With a few exceptions, the starting pitching can’t be doing a whole lot better than it’s doing. That’s why I’m worried. Because how much better are these other (pitchers) gonna be?”
The trio talked some politics and the continued effort of restoring the shore, but the guys mostly had fun and enjoyed themselves.
Christie even took part in “Heads Up” — a staple of the Boomer & Carton program — and impressed with his vast knowledge of sports legends.
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