Chris Christie at the Mets game
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie attends the game between the New York Mets and the St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field in Queens, New York, July 18, 2017. Getty Images/Mike Stobe

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie managed to catch a foul ball during the Mets-Cardinals game Tuesday evening only to be booed by the audience.

Christie, sitting in the third row behind the first base line, was able to make the catch after Cardinals second baseman Paul DeJong sent a fouled pitch into the audience during the top of the third inning. At first, the ball flew a few rows past Christie before bouncing back, allowing the New Jersey governor to make a left-handed catch. He then went on to give high-fives to the people around him before giving the ball to a kid nearby.

However, the audience did not appear too impressed. People booed loudly when it became clear it was the governor who caught the ball as his face appeared on the surrounding screens.

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Even the social media users were not kind as the video of Christie catching the ball went viral. A Fox Sports commentator, Dan McLaughlin, took a jibe at the governor, saying: “Nice to see him get from the beach here to the ball park.”

The commentator was referring to the recent reports of Christie and his family lounging on a beach in Island Beach State Park, even as it was closed ahead of the July 4 holiday because of a state-imposed shutdown. The governor faced relentless backlash on social media for using the state services that were closed to public.

Besides, a survey published recently revealed Christie’s approval ratings have sunk to an all-time low. "Currently, just 15 percent of New Jersey adults approve of the job Christie is doing as governor while 80 percent disapprove," according to the latest Monmouth University Poll. About 86 percent of the poll participants said they saw Christie's beach photos, and two-thirds of these people surveyed had negative reactions toward the pictures with “disgust” being the word most commonly used (7 percent). The poll also underlined 55 percent participants felt the state was worse off after Christie became governor.

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In February, Christie, an avid sports fan, hinted at taking up a career as a sports commentator when he appeared on "Baseball Night," a baseball-themed television talk show on SportsNet New York. “I'm a sports fan, and I enjoy that stuff. Whether it's something I'll do when I get out, I've got to start thinking about that. ... But I'd love to do something like that as part of what I do in the next phase of my career," he said at the time.

He also appeared as a guest host on CBS-affiliate sports-talk radio station WFAN 660-AM New York a few weeks earlier. It was reported he was trying out for the role of the former host Mike Francesa. However, the governor is prohibited from seeking or considering other job prospects while in office. Christie's longtime strategist, Mike DuHaime, said at the time the governor had not precluded any job opportunities that may come his way, but that he was still focused on finishing his remaining six months in office.

Christie also regularly fills in as a co-host on the station’s morning program “Boomer and Carton”. He had not reacted to the foul ball episode on his official Twitter account at the time this report was published.