Earlier this week, Chris Christie took it upon himself to call out the entire city of Philadelphia as well as the Phillies. Christie went on to say how the Phillies have an "angry, bitter fan base" and that Philadelphia is filled with "awful, angry people."
A day later, Phillies legend Larry Bowa fired back at Christie with a few jabs of his own, even inviting the New Jersey governer to "come down here and take a few ground balls."
It now seems like Mike Trout has taken offense to Christie's comments as well. Trout, who is from Millville, New Jersey, and bleeds Eagles green, was asked about the New Jersey governer's comments Saturday at a press conference.
"As an Eagles fan, we're passionate about the team and we want them to win and to do good," Trout said, per Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. "In sports in general, [Phillies fans] love their teams."
In typical Philadelphia fashion, Trout couldn't help but take a dig at Christie for his Cowboys fandom.
"I think he's a Cowboys fan, right?" Trout said of Christie. "I was sorry to hear that."
If you missed Monday night's Phillies game, you didn't miss a whole lot. The Phillies put up just three hits and lost, 8-1, to the Rockies at Citizens Bank Park.
However, there was one heck of a catch, and it came in the stands.
This fan went all out for an incredible one-handed grab in the bottom of the sixth inning. The snag, one of the better ones you'll see in the crowd this season, elicited a nice applause from the fans and a shoutout from Phillies broadcasters Tom McCarthy and John Kruk.
"Did he go over the top of the girl next to him?" McCarthy asked, impressed by the play.
"I think he was trying save her," Kruk said. "Let's go with chivalry, he was trying to save her."
Hat tip to this guy for making the catch of the night, which you can watch right here.
With all the bat flips going on in Major League Baseball by the likes of Odubel Herrera and Jose Bautista, it's a good bet that kids watching the game are taking notice.
Gloucester Catholic High School's Chris Turco has apparently seen the celebration.
In a game on Sunday, Turco launched the ball high above the wall in left field. However, he may have launched the bat even higher.
Look at this ridiculous bat flip.
According to Kevin Minnick of South Jersey Sports Digest, both of the next hitters were plunked and Turco's team lost.
Despite that, Turco is giving the pros a run for their money in the bat flip department.