Chris Christie rips Phillies, who deliver ultimate comeback
Feb 17 2017
With that on his plate, it looks like Christie might have to dig a little deeper to rattle Philly sports fans.
In January 2014, several New Jersey residents filed lawsuits against Christie claiming that the massive traffic incident was caused by deliberate actions.
Wednesday, he took his aspirations to be the next Mike Francesa to the small screen for a panel discussion on SportsNet New York's Baseball Night in New York.
"They're an angry, bitter fan base and it's not safe for civilized people to go to Citizens Bank Park if you want to root for the other team", Christie said.
Last November, two former Christie associates were found guilty over their roles in plotting the lane closures in an act of political retribution against Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich, who had endorsed Christie's opponent in the gubernatorial election.
Christie, who says he has been a Mets fan since the late 1960s, was speaking about the team when the subject turned to Tug McGraw and the Phillies" use of his "Ya Gotta Believe' slogan on new graphics adorning the hallways at Spectrum Field in Clearwater.
Last month Christie had some choice words to say about the Eagles, saying Eagles fans are "angry, very bad people". Ya gotta Believe what?
Last fall, McGeady issued a finding of probable cause, but a higher court sent the case back to him after ruling Christie should have been represented at the initial hearing and Brennan should have been subject to cross-examination. "Giant fans waved, said hello, asked for autographs, didn't give me a hard time".
"I heard it was about chief of staff", the source said. With a smile on his face, Christie called Phillies fans "awful people", ignoring the fact that, you know, many Phillies fans actually live in New Jersey.