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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Gov. Christie: Mets 'stink,' but I Iove 'em

By Adam Rubin


ATLANTA -- During a Tuesday visit to Samsel Upper Elementary School in Parlin, N.J., Gov. Chris Christie pledged his allegiance to the Mets while acknowledging the team stinks.

After noting he roots for the NBA's Knicks, Christie said: "My favorite baseball team is the New York Mets," which was met with a mixed reaction from the schoolchildren.

"See, now, these are probably Yankees fans, right, that are booing," Christie continued. "Are those Yankees fans that are booing?

"OK, here's what I don't understand about Yankees fans: The Mets stink. We're awful. And the Yankees are usually really good. So why do you boo us? You should feel badly for us. We root for this awful team that never wins and yet the Yankees fans boo us. I don't understand that."

Christie, for the record, also roots for the Dallas Cowboys and New York Rangers.