Christie: No chance I'll wear '2016' pinstripes
August 26th, 2013
01:37 PM ET
9 years ago

Christie: No chance I'll wear '2016' pinstripes

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie – a lifelong fan of the New York Mets - wasn't ready for a conversion to the more successful Yankees on Monday.

During the Republican governor's guest hosting stint on WFAN's morning sports show "Boomer and Carton in the Morning," host Craig Carton offered to lead a "conversion ceremony" for Christie.

But as Carton pulled out a Yankee's jersey for Christie to try out, the Garden State governor resisted.

"There's no chance," Christie said, looking at the pinstripes skeptically.

When Carton showed Christie the back – emblazoned with "Christie 2016" – the potential Republican presidential candidate dug his heels in.

"Now there's two reasons there's no chance," he said.

What about a second Yankee jersey, marked "President Gov. Christie 2016?"

"There's no chance I'm ever putting this on or hanging this anywhere," he declared.

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soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Marie MD

    Oh so funny. This guy has shown that while he was willing to work or his site he has made some pretty bad choices for NJ and its people before and after.
    I am surprised that they could find enough material for that shirt.

    August 26, 2013 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Denying the pinstripes is a surefire way how to lose not only Jersey, but New York as well. Take a note a from Bloomberg Christie. Bloomberg is a Massachusetts guy, but he knew good and darn well that if he wanted to run the biggest city in the world, he'd better sport Yankee paraphernalia.

    August 26, 2013 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  3. resident

    He's just stating fact. His chances of becoming president evaporated when he put his arm around Obama after Sandy struck.

    August 26, 2013 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  4. Lynda/Minnesota

    "There's no chance," Christie said, looking at the pinstripes skeptically."

    Yeah. Ditto that.

    August 26, 2013 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  5. Mary

    Maybe I'm missing something. I don't read where Christie said there's no chance he'll run for President. He just stated there's no way he'll ever wear that Yankees Jersey.

    People seem to be reading too much into it.

    August 26, 2013 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  6. dody 2

    Maybe after 2014 the GOP will move to the left and nominate Christie for 2016.

    August 26, 2013 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  7. Rudy NYC

    Mary asked.

    Maybe I'm missing something. I don't read where Christie said there's no chance he'll run for President.
    Yeah, you missed something to see and read about. Look at the picture again. Does "Christie 2016" mean anything to you?

    August 26, 2013 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  8. Pander Bear

    Vertical stripes on a man of his size does not a pretty picture make.

    August 26, 2013 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  9. us_1776

    Gov Krispy Kreme will never be president.


    August 26, 2013 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  10. morrie

    Republicans have already decided that he is a RINO and will never allow him to be the nominee for president.

    August 26, 2013 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  11. Lynda/Minnesota

    LOL, Rudy. You beat me to it.

    August 26, 2013 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  12. QueenVelveetaJamimaLaqueetaTelmaColenderDaKeeshaaLaPorsha

    Oh lord lordi
    They put his weight on that shirt!

    August 26, 2013 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  13. S.B. Stein

    I hope that he will change over the course of time and realize that he needs to make sure that the people in poverty in the state need some help. The wealthy need to pay for it since they aren't, as a collective, to fund those social welfare organizations that help people get retrained and into new jobs.

    August 26, 2013 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  14. simplyput

    I'm an independent, but this guy is already a national embarassment. Why would anyone vote a loud mouth and the poster boy for obesity into the executive office?

    August 26, 2013 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |