(CNN) – Chris Christie, a diehard New York Mets fan, reiterated on Friday that he would happily run the National League baseball team, if given the chance.
The Republican joked that if the club’s current general manager, Sandy Alderson, "would put his crap in boxes and get out of there now, I'd be happy to go there now."
His comments came after co-host Craig Carton asked Christie about a light-hearted "rumor" that he was being considered for the Major League Baseball job.
Christie said it was "untrue" but went on to say he'd "love" to have that job. They're becoming "impossible" to watch, he added.
The governor, who's seriously thinking about running for president in 2016, has said in the past that he'd take the general manager position.
"Mr. Wilpon. My number. You've got it. Give me a call. General Manager Christie," he jokingly said of Fred Wilpon, the majority owner of the Mets, in a 2012 appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
"The people of New Jersey, I've got to go. I've been offered the general managership of the Mets. It's time for me to move on," he continued, looking into the camera.