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Noah Syndergaard, Chris Christie talk baseball on Acela train

New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard delivers

New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard delivers pitch against the Washington Nationals during the first inning of an MLB baseball game at Citi Field on Friday, July 8, 2016. Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

NEWARK, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie got to talk baseball on a train with a pitcher from his favorite team.

Christie was heading from Trenton to Newark on Amtrak’s Acela on Wednesday night when he spotted Mets ace Noah Syndergaard in the car.

Christie and the player nicknamed “Thor” sat next to each other before Christie left the train, where a reporter peppered the head of Donald Trump’s transition team with questions about the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s choice for vice president.

Christie has been mentioned among the possible candidates.

His visit with Syndergaard is just the latest in many public sports moments for Christie. He played in a softball game at Yankee Stadium last year and also ruffled some constituents when he loudly cheered on the Dallas Cowboys, hugging team owner Jerry Jones after a comeback win against the Lions. Christie also rooted for Notre Dame this year in Philadelphia during the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament.


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