Chris Christie Confronts Vocal Fan At Ballgame: ‘You’re A Big Shot’

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MILWAUKEE (CBSMiami) — Baseball fans once again let Chris Christie have it at a ball game, a week and half after he was loudly booed when shown on the big screen catching a foul ball.

On Sunday, at a game between the Brewers and Chicago Cubs, the New Jersey governor was caught on video confronting a Cubs fan who had heckled him.

Released on Twitter, the video showed Christie uncomfortably close to a seated Brad Joseph, getting in his face and taunting him back.

“You’re a big shot,” Christie sarcastically confirms before walking back to his seat.

Joseph admits that he threw a few insults the governor’s way.

“When he initially was going up the stairs, I yelled his name,” said Joseph. “I yelled his name and I told him that he sucked. I called him a hypocrite because I thought, you know, it needed to be said. And he then turned around and walked all the way back towards me and got up in my face for what seemed like a long time, it was probably only about 30 seconds or a minute, but was yelling at me. First, he told me, ‘Hey, why don’t you have another beer?’ Which I thought was kind of fun and playful, a decent comeback, although we hadn’t really been drinking at all.”

But the playful banter took a turn.

“First he just said, ‘Have another beer,’ and I thought that was kind of funny and maybe he was taking it in stride. And then he started calling me a ‘tough guy,'” Joseph continued.

Less than two weeks ago at Citi Field in New York, Christie was booed when he snagged a foul ball with one hand and was shown on the stadium’s big screen.

Christie’s son, Andrew, works in the Brewers’ baseball operations department, the Associated Press reported.

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  1. Christie is an IDIOT plain and simple

  2. Jeff Henry says:

    Good for Christie. LIke every other wimp loser heckler the cubs fan waits until the Governor is past him and then heckles him. Like every other person who came to the game Gov Christie deserves to be left alone and to watch the game in peace with his family. The cubs fan deserved way more than just Gov Christie getting in his face.

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