If the next president ends up being Chris Christie, then yes, he does. On WFAN 660 in New York, the New Jersey governor didn't hold back from voicing his true thoughts about the team.
In typical Christie fashion, he candidly aired his grievances about your local baseball team. In fact, he blasted two of the biggest franchises in the area all at once.
"If there's any team that I hate almost as much as the Yankees, it's the Philadelphia Phillies," the New Jersey governor said, per Philly.com.
This will probably shock you, but the Newark, N.J., native is an avid Mets fan.
"Here's what I don't understand about Yankees fans: The Mets stink. We're awful. And the Yankees are usually really good," Christie said in June (via ESPN New York). "So why do you boo us? You should feel bad for us."
He won't find any sympathy here.
Christie labeled Ruben Amaro Jr. as an "awful" general manager, a sentiment the Ruin Tomorrow bashers undoubtedly won't protest.
But he also said Charlie Manuel's firing was handled "disgracefully" by the Phillies, who have gone 7-4 under Ryne Sandberg's guidance and moved a game ahead of the Mets in the standings after Monday's 2-1 win.
Other topics of discussion included Christie's plan to burn the Yankees jerseys he was gifted, his wish for a snowstorm at the Meadowlands' Super Bowl and his support for the Dallas Cowboys.
Probably more than half of the residents of the state in which the Republican is seeking re-election in November are Phillies or Yankees fans, so the governor must be fairly confident of his cushy lead in the early polls. Or he's hoping for a high Mets fan turnout on Election Day, but unfortunately for him, Mets fans don't show up.