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Chris Christie would 'love' to run the New York Mets

The New Jersey governor laments that the current Mets' squad is impossibly bad at the game.
By Matt Bradwell   |   May 23, 2014 at 5:00 PM   |   Comments

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NEW YORK, May 23 (UPI) -- Although he has yet to formally announce his intentions to run for America's highest office, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie told a radio station in New York he would like to take a swing at the head of another precarious institution - the New York Metropolitan Baseball Club.

"I would love to be general manager of the Mets," Christie told WFAN radio's Boomer and Carton show. "If Sandy (Alderson) would put his crap in boxes and get out of there now, I'd be happy to go there now."

A frequent ticket-holder during both spring training and the regular season, Christie has always prefered the kings of Queens to the Bronx bombers.

I texted my son after they lost one of the games this week: 'It is impossible to watch.' It is impossible to watch. Just when you care about them as much as I do, it's hard to watch sometimes.

Earlier this week Chris Christie announced a plan to cut federal pensions by more than half to account for a nearly $3 billion gap in the state budget, a move that came on the heels of New Jersey's credit rating getting downgraded for the sixth time under Christie's watch.

The New York Mets are four games under .500 and one game out of last place in the National League East. They have not won a World Series since a member of the Boston Red Sox made a slight mistake in the mid-eighties.

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