The New Jersey governor is known for his love of sports.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been in the public eye a lot lately, with most of the attention centering around his potential campaign for the White House in 2016. According to an article published by the New Jersey Star-Ledger, though, Christie has another job prospect on his mind: General Manager for the Mets.
On Friday, Christie was on the move, promoting the summer opening of Jersey Shore seaside attractions and talking a bit about how the state is still pushing for further Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. In the morning, Christie stopped by a local radio station for a special Memorial Day segment of the “Boomer & Carlton” sports show, and there, he got to talking with the hosts about the Mets, his favorite baseball organization. When Boomer and Carlton joked about Christie potentially taking over the Mets, Christie mentioned that he might actually consider the job if Sandy Alderson, the team’s current GM, decided to leave the team.
“I would love to be general manager of the Mets,” he said. “And if Sandy would put his crap in boxes and get out of there now, I’d be happy to go there right now if they needed me.”
Christie’s love for the Mets has survived despite the fact that the team has not experienced a winning season since 2008. Alderson has been with the team since 2010, when he signed a four-year contract with an option for a 2015 season. The Mets’ performance for the rest of this season will undoubtedly influence whether or not the organization keeps Alderson on board. The team’s current record is 21-25. Christie has been to four games, two of which were wins.
The New Jersey governor is known for his love of sports. In 2012, he joked in a TV appearance that he would take the General Manager position with the Mets if the franchise’s majority shareholder, Fred Wilpon, would just give him a call. He’s also appeared on the Boom & Carlton show in the past, taking time out of his busy schedule to talk sports.