PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Earlier this spring, as the Mets played an intrasquad game on a back field at their Spring Training complex, New Jersey governor Chris Christie spent time chatting behind home plate with Mets owner Fred Wilpon. A sporadic presence at Mets camp, Christie often speaks publicly about his love for the franchise.
Now, he is no longer the only member of his family with Mets ties. Christie's son, Andrew, a catcher on the Princeton University baseball team, will intern for the club this summer.
"The Mets annually take a group of about 20 college students for summer internship opportunities that include working in many different departments throughout the organization," the team said in a statement. "Andrew Christie is among those students this summer."
This year's trip was not the first to Port St. Lucie for the governor, who once joked that he would like to be general manager of the team.
Anthony DiComo is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDiComo. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.