Marlins President Chris Samson Reportedly Will Be Removed After Team Is Sold

The new ownership group of the Miami Marlins will replace team president David Samson once assuming control of the team, FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman confirmed Thursday.

The Dan Le Batard Show first reported MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred informed league owners of Samson's impending departure.

The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson reported Aug. 11 Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria has reached an agreement on a $1.2 billion sale of the team to a group led by former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and businessman Bruce Sherman.

According to Heyman, Jeter will work in a CEO or president-type role, overseeing the Marlins' day-to-day operations.

Samson joined the Marlins in 2002 when Loria purchased the team.

He was part of the front office when the franchise won its last World Series in 2003, but Marlins Park will be Samson's lasting legacy in Miami. The Marlins received almost $500 million in public money to build the stadium, and the cost to Miami-Dade County will be well over $1 billion when all is said and done.

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez made it clear he hopes Loria and Samson won't remain with the Marlins when the team is sold.

"I'm not saying all of their folks—there may be some lower level folks who are pretty good in the organization," Gimenez said Monday, per the Miami Herald's Douglas Hanks. "But the top two people, the owner and Mr. Samson, I wish them God speed. But I don't see where that would add value to that team."

Jackson noted Sherman and Jeter still need approval from MLB owners before the sale will be finalized and that the matter may be closed by early October.

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Jon Lester Reportedly May Be Out for Season with Lat Injury

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester could miss the remainder of the 2017 season after suffering a left lat muscle injury, the Chicago Sun-TimesGordon Wittenmyer reported Thursday.

Lester left Thursday's 13-10 defeat to the Cincinnati Reds in the second inning. He allowed nine runs (seven earned) in 1.2 innings.

Lester has struggled this year, going 8-7 with a 3.99 ERA in 25 starts prior to Thursday's game. According to Baseball Reference, his 3.69 FIP is also his highest since 2012.

Prior to the 2017 season, the left-hander showed the durability and consistency that likely gave the Cubs confidence to sign him to a six-year, $155 million deal. For the ninth straight year, he made 30-plus starts, and he logged 200-plus innings for the eighth time in nine years.

Losing Lester will be a big blow for the Cubs, especially if he's out for a prolonged period of time. Jake Arrieta is having his worst season since breaking out with the Cubs in 2014, while Kyle Hendricks has taken a step backward after his third-place finish in last year's Cy Young voting.

Chicago's National League Central lead slipped to only a game with Thursday's loss. Without Lester, the Cubs will have a fight on their hands to claim the division crown for the second year in a row.

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Jon Lester Reportedly May Be Out for Season with Lat Injury

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester could miss the remainder of the 2017 season after suffering a left lat muscle injury, the Chicago Sun-TimesGordon Wittenmyer reported Thursday.

Lester left Thursday's 13-10 defeat to the Cincinnati Reds in the second inning. He allowed nine runs (seven earned) in 1.2 innings.

Lester has struggled this year, going 8-7 with a 3.99 ERA in 25 starts prior to Thursday's game. According to Baseball Reference, his 3.69 FIP is also his highest since 2012.

Prior to the 2017 season, the left-hander showed the durability and consistency that likely gave the Cubs confidence to sign him to a six-year, $155 million deal. For the ninth straight year, he made 30-plus starts, and he logged 200-plus innings for the eighth time in nine years.

Losing Lester will be a big blow for the Cubs, especially if he's out for a prolonged period of time. Jake Arrieta is having his worst season since breaking out with the Cubs in 2014, while Kyle Hendricks has taken a step backward after his third-place finish in last year's Cy Young voting.

Chicago's National League Central lead slipped to only a game with Thursday's loss. Without Lester, the Cubs will have a fight on their hands to claim the division crown for the second year in a row.

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Giancarlo Stanton Considers 61 HRs MLB Record, Acknowledges Barry Bonds’ Mark

Like many MLB fans, Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton isn't sure which benchmark would represent the single-season home run record.

"The record is the record," Stanton said Wednesday, per the Sun Sentinel's Dave Hyde. "But, personally, I do [think 61 is the record]. ... You grow up watching [The] SandlotYou grow up watching those films of Babe Ruth and [Mickey] Mantle and these guys and 61 always been that printed number as a kid."

        

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Trevor Rosenthal Placed on DL with Elbow Injury; Cardinals Recall Luke Weaver

The St. Louis Cardinals announced Thursday they placed right-handed reliever Trevor Rosenthal on the 10-day disabled list with irritation in his right elbow. 

The Cardinals recalled Luke Weaver to take Rosenthal's place on the active roster.

Rosenthal has appeared in 50 games, posting a 3.40 ERA and striking out 76 batters in 47.2 innings.

The 27-year-old is coming off a rough outing in Wednesday night's 5-4 defeat to the Boston Red Sox. After entering the game in the ninth, he allowed a solo home run to Xander Bogaerts and walked Mitch Moreland before exiting the game.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold didn't think Rosenthal looked 100 percent on the mound:

Rosenthal's injury comes at a bad time for the Cardinals, who entered Thursday 2.5 games back of the first-place Chicago Cubs in the National League Central. St. Louis is also 5.5 games back of the final wild-card spot in the NL.

According to FanGraphs, the Cardinals bullpen is eighth in collective FIP (3.85), and Seung Hwan Oh has 18 saves this year, so the team isn't without a replacement in late-inning situations.

Still, Rosenthal has been dominant this year, and his absence won't help St. Louis get back to the postseason after missing out in 2016.

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Rockies’ Chad Bettis Throws 7 Shutout Innings in 1st Start Since Beating Cancer

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Chad Bettis didn't show any rust on the mound as he made his 2017 debut in Monday's game against the Atlanta Braves.

Bettis went seven shutout innings, allowing six hits and striking out two batters. It was his first start since he underwent treatment for testicular cancer. The Rockies tweeted out his introduction before the game:

Bettis received a congratulatory tweet from Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon, who underwent treatment earlier this year after being diagnosed with testicular cancer:

Bettis first revealed to ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick in December that he had surgery after being diagnosed with cancer. The 28-year-old began chemotherapy in March after the cancer returned. Two months later, he posted a photo on Instagram announcing his chemotherapy was over:

Prior to Monday's start, Bettis made six minor league appearances across the Double-A and Triple-A circuits. He went 0-3 with a 4.24 ERA in 23.1 innings.

His return to the Rockies will provide a big emotional boost to his teammates, and more tangibly, he gives Colorado another veteran starter during a key point of the season.

The Rockies entered Monday night 18 games back of the National League West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers but were tied with the Arizona Diamondbacks atop the NL wild-card race. Bettis could be a key piece of the rotation as the franchise looks to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2009.

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Giancarlo Stanton Homers in 5th Straight Game, Sets Marlins Single-Season Record

Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton homered in the first inning of Monday's game against the San Francisco Giants, bringing his season total to 43, which is a franchise record.

 

The Marlins celebrated the achievement on Twitter:

Gary Sheffield owned the previous mark, when he hit 42 homers in 1996.

Few players in the league possess as much raw power as Stanton. He put his strength on display in last year's Home Run Derby, when he hit 61 combined homers during the event.

The 27-year-old likely would've surpassed Sheffield earlier in his MLB career had injuries not interfered. He finished with 37 homers in 2012, when he appeared in 123 games. He also had 27 home runs in 74 games in 2015.

As well as breaking the Marlins record, Monday's home run was Stanton's fifth in as many games. ESPN Stats and Info put his hot hitting in perspective:

Monday's feat cements Stanton's status as the greatest power hitter in Marlins history. His 251 career homers are more than twice Sheffield's total (122) in his six seasons with the team, while Miguel Cabrera left Miami before he was the hitter who would win the Triple Crown in 2012.

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Chad Bettis to Start vs. Braves in 1st Game Since Testicular Cancer Treatment

Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black announced Chad Bettis will start Monday against the Atlanta Braves, according to ESPN.com.

It's the first time Bettis will take the mound in an MLB game since he began undergoing treatment for testicular cancer.

Bettis told ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick that doctors had diagnosed him with cancer last November, at which point he had surgery to remove one of his testicles.

"The surgeon is very confident that the cancer was isolated and has not spread and that my ability to have children should not be affected," Bettis said. "The Rockies and the MLBPA have been great, and I truly appreciate the care and support shown by [general manager] Jeff Bridich to both me and my family."

The cancer returned in March, and the 28-year-old right-hander began chemotherapy. He confirmed on Instagram in May he had completed the treatment:

Bettis went 14-8 with a 4.79 ERA and a 4.26 FIP in 2016, according to Baseball-Reference.com.

He rejoins the Rockies' active roster as the team is in position to reach the postseason for the first time since 2009. With a 65-51 record, Colorado is tied with the Arizona Diamondbacks atop the National League wild-card race. The two teams have a 4.5-game lead on the Chicago Cubs.

Beyond the emotional lift Bettis' return will provide, he'll add depth to a starting rotation that sits 19th in combined FIP (4.63), according to FanGraphs.

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Masahiro Tanaka Placed on 10-Day DL with Shoulder Injury

The New York Yankees announced Saturday that they placed starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka on the 10-day disabled list because of right shoulder inflammation.

Tanaka has struggled through a difficult campaign, as he is 8-10 with a 4.92 ERA and 1.28 WHIP with 141 strikeouts in 133.2 innings pitched.

In his last outing, the Japanese righty lasted just four innings against the Toronto Blue Jays, surrendering two hits, five walks and three runs, two of which were earned.

Most of Tanaka's struggles came early in the year, as he's bounced back with a combined ERA in June and July of 3.88.

Health has always been a concern for the right-hander, even when he first arrived in the United States. He had put more mileage on his arm than most 25-year-olds who debut in MLB.

Those worries were validated in 2014 when Tanaka suffered a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament. While he avoided Tommy John surgery, he was limited to 20 starts as a rookie. In 2015, Tanaka experienced soreness in his wrist and forearm that kept him out for over a month.

The Yankees have been ahead of schedule in terms of their return to World Series contention despite Tanaka's struggles.

His injury comes at a bad time for the Yanks since they placed veteran lefty CC Sabathia on the DL on Friday (retroactive to Wednesday).

Rookie Jordan Montgomery will replace Sabathia in the rotation, and options to step in for Tanaka include Bryan Mitchell, Caleb Smith, Luis Cessa and highly touted prospect Chance Adams.

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Jacob DeGrom Suffers Triceps Injury After Being Hit by Line Drive vs. Phillies

New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom exited Thursday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies after being hit by a line drive in the seventh inning, MLB.com's Anthony DiComo reported.

DiComo later reported deGrom suffered a bruised right triceps and x-rays were negative.

DeGrom pitched 6.2 innings, allowing four hits and striking out nine.

After posting sub-3.00 ERAs in 2014 and 2015, deGrom took a slight step backward in 2016. He finished 7-8 in 24 starts, and his ERA was a career-high 3.04. His FIP also climbed to 3.32, up from 2.67 and 2.70 in his first two years, per FanGraphs.

DeGrom's 2016 season ended early when he underwent elbow surgery to repair the ulnar nerve in his right arm. The fact he went under the knife didn't come as a huge surprise, considering his fastball and sinker velocities were well below their 2015 equivalents.

He averaged 94.19 on his fastball and 93.99 mph on his sinker in 2016, compared to 95.81 mph and 95.49 mph, respectively, the year before, per Brooks Baseball.

DeGrom's injury comes as both Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz have missed significant time due to injuries of their own. The Mets moved Syndergaard to the 60-day disabled list in May as he recovered from a torn lat, and elbow soreness sidelined Matz to start the season.

Losing deGrom for any period would add to an already underwhelming 2017 campaign.   

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Joey Rickard Exits Game vs. Angels with Head Injury After Being Hit by Pitch

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Joey Rickard exited Wednesday's 5-1 defeat to the Los Angeles Angels after getting hit in the head by a pitch from Angels starter Troy Scribner.

According to MLB.comScribner's pitch clocked in at 88.5 mph.

Craig Gentry replaced Rickard and finished the game in right field.

The Orioles' head athletic trainer, Richie Bancells, examined Rickard on the field, and MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli described the 26-year-old as "awake and alert" as he left the field.

After the game, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said on MASN "all indications are good right now" regarding Rickard and that the team will re-evaluate him Thursday.

Rickard entered Wednesday batting .256 with four home runs and 18 RBI. According to FanGraphs, he's tied for eighth in WAR (0.6) among Orioles hitters with at least 200 plate appearances.

Wednesday wrapped up Baltimore's three-game series with the Angels, with the Orioles dropping their last two. They return to the diamond Thursday for a four-game set with the Oakland Athletics.

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Angels’ Matt Shoemaker to Undergo Surgery on Forearm Injury; Out 12-14 Weeks

The Los Angeles Angels announced Sunday right-hander Matt Shoemaker could be out 12 to 14 weeks after he undergoes surgery to repair the radial nerve in his right forearm.

Shoemaker hasn't pitched since the Angels' 7-5 win over the New York Yankees on June 14. He went three innings, allowing four earned runs on six hits before making way for Parker Bridwell.

The expected timetable for Shoemaker's return means the 30-year-old right-hander will almost certainly miss the remainder of the 2017 season. He has made 14 starts this year, going 6-3 and posting a 4.52 ERA and a 5.11 FIP, per Baseball Reference.

While the Angels have been without Shoemaker for over a month, the fact he's now out for the year is undoubtedly a blow to a team that's just three games back of the Kansas City Royals for the final wild-card spot in the American League.

Injuries have hammered Los Angeles' starting rotation, with Andrew Heaney still recovering from his Tommy John surgery last year and Garrett Richards nursing a biceps injury.

The Orange County Register's Jeff Fletcher reported Shoemaker's forearm issue isn't expected to linger into next year, so the Angels should at least expect him to be back to his best in 2018.

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Gary Sanchez Benched for 1 Game by Yankees over Poor Defense

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi benched catcher Gary Sanchez for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Indians, citing Sanchez's poor defense.

"The start is not the message," Girardi said, per ESPN.com's Andrew Marchand. "The message came from us verbally that, 'Your defense needs to improve. That you need to get better. You need to work at it.' We have stressed how important it is. There are certain situations that some people may not think that something that happens in the game affects the next game. It could if it leads to 10 extra pitches for a reliever."

     

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Pablo Sandoval Recalled to MLB Roster by Giants After Brandon Belt Injury

The San Francisco Giants announced Saturday they added Pablo Sandoval to the 25-man active roster after placing Brandon Belt on the seven-day concussion protocol.  

The Giants signed Sandoval, who played with the team from 2008 to 2014, on July 22 after the Boston Red Sox released him a few days earlier. In 32 games, Sandoval is batting .212 with four home runs and 12 RBI.

     

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Yu Darvish Says He Doesn’t Want to Make a Bad Impression After Joining Dodgers

You never get a second chance to make a first impression, and Yu Darvish is taking that cliche to heart following his trade to the Los Angeles Dodgers

Through his interpreter, the right-hander said Wednesday that he "[doesn't] want to be that guy" who alienates his teammates by isolating himself, per the Associated Press (via ESPN.com).

     

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Marlins’ Edinson Volquez to Undergo Tommy John Surgery to Repair Elbow Injury

Miami Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill confirmed starting pitcher Edinson Volquez will undergo Tommy John surgery, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reported Tuesday.

The Miami Herald's Clark Spencer reported Volquez is also dealing with a knee injury that would've been season-ending on its own.

The right-hander appeared in 17 games this year, going 4-8 with a 4.19 ERA and a 4.34 FIP, per Baseball Reference.

Volquez is still under contract with the Marlins for the 2018 season, with $13 million due to him next year. Undergoing Tommy John surgery will almost certainly mean he's unable to pitch at all in the final season of his contract.

Volquez turned 34 in July, so it's not a stretch to say his elbow injury could potentially be career-threatening if he's unable to pitch in 2018. Few teams will likely be willing to take a chance on a 35-year-old pitcher coming off Tommy John prior to the start of the 2019 season.

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Yadier Molina Appears to Throw Shade at Cardinals’ Mike Matheny on Instagram

In what some saw as a veiled shot at his manager, Mike Matheny, St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina posted a photo on Instagram in which he commented on how much he missed former third base coach Jose Oquendo.

In December, the Cardinals named Oquendo a special assistant to general manager John Mozeliak after health issues forced Oquendo to step away from coaching duties temporarily.  

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Jose de Jesus Ortiz wrote in June that he felt the effects of Oquendo's departure have lingered long into the 2017 season: "Oquendo's departure left a huge void, and it was evident in poor defensive play and a lack of accountability. The players didn't get too comfortable with Oquendo on the coaching staff because he kept everybody accountable."

Later in the same article, Ortiz didn't name any specific coaches or players but spoke to a source who said Oquendo was unlikely to return in a coaching role because "he kept some folks in the Cardinals’ clubhouse on edge and didn't mind mixing it up behind close doors if something needed to be said."

The Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold denied that there was likely a rift between Matheny and Oquendo when Oquendo was on the staff. Goold went on to say that Matheny attempted to find a way to keep Oquendo in his role as a coach after knee surgery but that the 54-year-old was content in a front-office role.

While Molina's Instagram post can be left to interpretation, he has used the social media platform to air his grievances with Matheny before. The eight-time All-Star highlighted a selection from a Post-Dispatch article by Mitchell Forde in which his manager questioned whether he was running out of gas:

Matheny has always had his critics despite the Cardinals' success, with the handling of St. Louis' bullpen one of the biggest bones of contention. 

The Cardinals are 52-53 and in serious danger of missing the playoffs for the second year in a row. Should that happen, Matheny's job could be in jeopardy once the season is over.

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Dee Gordon Breaks Up Gio Gonzalez’s No-Hit Bid in 9th Inning

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez lost a no-hitter in the ninth inning of Monday's game against the Miami Marlins.

Gonzalez allowed a single to Dee Gordon to open the final frame. The Nationals' Twitter account summed up the reaction of the team's fans:

With Washington holding a 1-0 lead, manager Dusty Baker then replaced Gonzalez with Sean Doolittle, who closed the game. Gonzalez finished with five strikeouts and three walks in his eight innings.

The left-hander is a native of Hialeah, Florida, which is less than a half-hour from Marlins Park in Miami. He was also friends with Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, who died in a boating accident in September. Fernandez would've celebrated his 25th birthday Monday.

The Washington Post's Chelsea Janes thought that all added to the weight of Gonzalez's performance:

Two Nationals pitchers have thrown no-hitters since the franchise moved to the nation's capital.

Jordan Zimmermann no-hit the Marlins in a 1-0 win Sept. 28, 2014, and Max Scherzer threw two no-hitters during the 2015 season.

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Yu Darvish Reportedly Traded to Dodgers from Rangers

The Texas Rangers reportedly traded starting pitcher Yu Darvish to the Los Angeles Dodgers right before Monday's non-waiver trade deadline.

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports first reported the trade, and Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram confirmed.

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports later shared the full trade package, weighing in on the return:

Darvish was one of the top pitching options on the MLB trade market. Through 22 starts, he has a 4.01 ERA and a 3.98 fielding independent pitching (FIP) mark, per FanGraphs.

Moving Darvish makes sense for Texas. The Houston Astros are running away with the American League West, while the Japanese right-hander is in the final year of his contract.

Since the Rangers are likely going to miss the playoffs, they might as well trade Darvish now rather than possibly watch him leave in free agency for nothing. The Rangers can still sign Darvish as a free agent in the offseason, similar to how the New York Yankees brought back Aroldis Chapman after trading him in the middle of last season.

The deal signals that Texas may be abandoning its playoff pursuit in the short term, but FanGraphs' Dave Cameron argued in May that being a seller at the deadline can be a good thing: 

"As the Yankees showed last year, being the guy with the stuff everyone wants can be an enviable position, and the Yankees' willingness to sell at last year's deadline was probably one of the best things that has happened to the franchise in a while. The Rangers won't control the starting pitching market the same way the Yankees controlled the reliever market, but for teams looking at a short-term upgrade, there's not going to be a more appealing option than slotting Darvish in at the front of their rotation."  

Through the Darvish trade, general manager Jon Daniels can rebuild a farm system that went from one of MLB's best to among the more middling. Baseball America ranked Texas' minor league organization at No. 22 prior to this year, and Bleacher Report's Joel Reuter listed the farm system 24th following the MLB draft.

The Rangers aren't necessarily executing a full-scale rebuild. Rougned Odor, Cole Hamels, Elvis Andrus, Joey Gallo, Nomar Mazara and Adrian Beltre are all under contract or team control through at least next year. Texas' window for contention is open through 2018.

For the time being, however, Daniels' priorities have shifted.

The Dodgers, meanwhile, will view Darvish as somebody can help get them into the playoffs and win a World Series.

Relying on half-season rentals is risky, though, and Darvish is no different. He's averaging 9.72 strikeouts per nine innings, over two fewer than last year (11.84). Fans who expect the version of Darvish who finished second in the 2013 AL Cy Young voting may be disappointed.

While he only turns 31 in August, Darvish's workload in Japan prior to his arrival in MLB raises questions over whether his career arc will resemble that of a typical starting pitcher.

Hideo Nomo and Daisuke Matsuzaka are the most notable examples of Japanese pitchers who hit a wall early in their time in the United States and never fully recovered.

Darvish may have just gotten off to a slow start in the first half with a regression to the mean set to come in the second half. But between all of the mileage he has put on his right arm and the Tommy John surgery he had in 2015, it wouldn't be surprising if his decline came in swift fashion.

Regardless, the rich get richer in this trade. The Dodgers already had one of the strongest starting rotations in the majors, and now they're adding Darvish.

Darvish also provides some stability on the mound with Clayton Kershaw's back injury a cause for concern.

The Dodgers front office is showing how desperate it is to win a World Series. Los Angeles could've stuck with what it had and remained the best team in the National League. Instead, the Dodgers are leaving as little to chance as possible when it comes to the postseason.

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Chris Christie Confronts Heckling Fan on Video During Brewers vs. Cubs

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spoke with a fan who was allegedly heckling him during the Milwaukee Brewers' game against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.

Ben Hutchison of WISN 12 News in Milwaukee shared a video of the encounter. When asked what Christie had said, the Cubs fan responded the governor had asked him if he "wanted to act like a big shot":

     

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