St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Paul DeJong has made a habit out of killing the Mets, so getting booed at Citi Field is probably to be expected.
Except it wasn’t DeJong being booed in the third inning on Tuesday night. Yes, DeJong was at the plate, battling with Mets’ starter Rafael Montero in what resulted in a 10-pitch at-bat when the boos rained down, but the target of Mets’ fans ire was someone sitting a few rows behind home plate:
The embattled New Jersey governor and noted Mets fan nimbly caught a ball DeJong fouled off. Christie reached out to his left to make a barehanded grab without leaving his seat.
That’s when the boos began, and, boy, were they hearty. Fans didn’t even seem to care about his goodwill gesture of giving the ball to a kid a few rows behind him.
The Cardinals play-by-play announcer Dan McLaughlin trolled Christie: “Nice to see him get from the beach here to the ballpark.”
This may be the most exciting thing to happen at Citi Field this year.