With a smile on his face, Christie called Phillies fans "awful people", ignoring the fact that, you know, many Phillies fans actually live in New Jersey.
The source rejected speculation that Christie - a former U.S. attorney and once-trusted Trump confidant - is under consideration for a Trump administration job.
"Then he says, 'Chris, you and I are going to have the meat loaf'". The slogan appears on a mural at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida where Phillies spring training is under way.
His Dallas Cowboy fandom is well documented, but this week he extended his dislike of Philadelphia sports to the Philadelphia Phillies.
Former Mets reliever Tug McGraw popularized the saying during New York's run to the 1973 World Series.
The indignities of Chris Christie will never end, or perhaps he likes to play into that reputation.
But at the federal Bridgegate trial, a pair of ex-Christie aides testified that the governor was aware of the petty political payback even as traffic backed up across Fort Lee, N.J. Just last month, the President told the Wall Street Journal, "at some point, we're going to do something with Chris".
You gotta believe what? Christie continued. "Ya gotta believe we're bad people!"
Christie predicts the Phillies will get 74 wins this seasons.
Christie was one of the first prominent Republicans to throw his support behind Trump, but was not given a place in his cabinet. Christie, who has not been charged by prosecutors, has denied any knowledge of the closures at the time. His comments are indistinguishable from what you would expect to hear on afternoon sports talk.