New Jersey Governor Chris Christie stepped up to the plate at Yankee Stadium on June 3 for a great cause, but his uniform caused more than a few laughs — and memes.

Chris Christie’s Baseball Uniform Fail Inspires Memes

Christie was not afraid to take the field in baseball tights last Wednesday to participate in the iTrueBlue celebrity baseball game in New York. The game was organized to raise money and honor the lives of fallen NYPD police officers Brian Moore, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. Each officer recently died in the line of duty. NJ.com reported that fans paid $12 for their seats and just $8 for parking, and roughly 20,000 attended the game. All ticket proceeds will benefit the Silver Shield Foundation, N.Y. PBA Widows’ and Children’s Fund. Team names of Boomer and Carton All Stars, were chosen by the hosts of the event, radio personalities Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton of WFAN morning. 

Other celebrities seen at the baseball game were Rutgers football coach Kyle Flood, former Yankees manager Joe Torre, Giants head coach Tom Coughlin, Jets head coach Todd Bowles and Yankees center fielder Bernie Williams, plus several others.

Despite the star-studded cast, all eyes were on Christie. He was named the Unofficial MVP of the first game after impressive fielding plays at third base for his All Star team.

The MVP also caused a stir online, as several images captured the governor in action squeezed into his uniform. A hilarious looking Christie “sizing up” the field was just too easy a target. Online jokers rewarded Christie with a couple of funny memes for his efforts.

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Christie has been considering running for president in 2016, and noted during the game that it was getting a bit late in the game to run. “For me, it’s the bottom of the eighth/top of the ninth, but in terms of the whole race? Barely in the first,” he added.

 

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