New Jersey Governor Doesn’t Like Yankees Signing of Chapman

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The self-proclaimed Mets fan took to the radio on Tuesday morning to blast the Yankees for bringing back their former closer.

For a guy who is supposed to be running the state of New Jersey, Chris Christie can often be found all across around the country supporting his favorite sports teams — which do not include the Yankees.

During Week 1 of this year’s NFL season, Christie sat with his BFF Jerry Jones, up in the owner’s suite as the Giants took on Christie’s beloved Cowboys in Dallas.

So it should come as no surprise then, that the lover of all things Darryl Strawberry (as admitted in a 2014 radio interview) would speak ill of the Yankees giving closer Aroldis Chapman a 5-year/$86M contract.

While sitting in for Boomer Esiason on the Boomer and Carton Show on WFAN, Christie let Yankees fans know that they’ll soon regret the club’s big money move.

“Let me tell you this,” Christie said. “You want to talk about wasted funds? Get ready for year three of that Aroldis Chapman contract. You remember the way he looked in Game 7 of the World Series? Let me tell you something: Year three — that will be every day. Every day. What a stupid deal! Five years for $86M for Aroldis Chapman. Are you getting me? You kidding me?”

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My question is why would WFAN ask Christie to co-host a talk radio show in the first place? Are ratings really that bad? Of course, Christie failed to mention how Chapman pitched a scoreless 9th inning to help the Cubs win the World Series. A Mets fan with selective memory, you don’t say! What a buffoon!

Always the class act, Christie went on to criticize the appearance of New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo when he said, “Do you think Ben McAdoo will get a real haircut if they make the playoffs?”

Co-host Craig Carton tried to deflect any more insults about the hometown Giants by bringing up the hairstyle of Raiders owner Mark Davis.

“That bar is really low,” Christie said. “At least you don’t have to see Mark Davis on the sideline every week. That McAdoo haircut and cheesy mustache…”

Someone should draw Christie a picture of a stone, and a glass house.

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Governor Hamburglar sounds like a childish sore loser after the G-Men handed the Cowboys their second defeat of the season on Sunday night, 10-7. Sports allegiances are one thing, but blatantly trash-talking coaches that play their home games in your state is just bad for business.