By Michael Klopman
Philadelphia Phillies, 1. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, 0.
Speaking on SportsNet New York on Wednesday night, Chrisite went on a bit of a rant about how the Philadelphia Phillies "suck," arguing that "they are an awful team" and "an angry bitter fan base." 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.
"It's not safe for civilized people to go to Citizens Bank Park if you want to root for the other team," Christie said.
Well, on Thursday, the Phillies' social media team got wind of Christie's comments and fired back on Twitter.
We love our fans and appreciate their unwavering support as we "bridge" to a bright future!- Phillies (@Phillies) February 16, 2017
Damn. See what they did there?
You might recall a certain BridgeGate scandal back in 2013 that Christie was involved in, in which a couple members of Christie's staff created traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge by closing down lanes, allgedly as part of political retribution. In fact, a New Jersey judge ruled on Thursday that a criminal complaint against Christie could move forward, saying that there's "probable cause to believe the governor knew this was more than just an ordinary and productive traffic study and the consequences were upsetting to the mayor of Fort Lee."
It remains to be seen whether the Phillies rant will help Christie's sinking approval ratings.
Michael Klopman is an associate producer for Sports on Earth.