Is Al Leiter On The Verge Of leaving The Yankees Broadcast Booth For Political Office
The answer to the question is probably not. But the question itself is very intriguing.
Published reports claim that former met and Yankee pitcher, as well as a few other teams, might seek political office. Not just any office but that of Senator from New Jersey.
Leiter if reports are correct claim that Leiter would like to fill the seat of long time New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg who passed away on Monday at the age of 89.
Lautenberg is a democrat from the very blue state of New Jersey. However the state is run by a Republican, the immensely popular Chris Christie, who is heavily favored to win re-election.
Apparently Christie and Leiter are friends, so much so that Leiter helped Christie win his 1st election as Governor.
Christie is looking at naming an interim to replace Lautenberg until a special election is held in October to fill the seat on a permanent basis.
Leiter also served on Christie’s transition team after the Governor won his election.
Leiter currently serves the Yankees. He is frequently heard and seen alongside a myriad of broadcasters working for the YES network which of course carries the Yankees.
Leiter is one of the few players who have played for both the Mets and Yankees, as well as the Toronto Blue Jays,and the Florida Marlins. Leiter enjoy success with both New York teams and is a popular figure for both fan bases.
1 could argue with the dysfunction in Washington, perhaps a fresh faced former major league baseball player can bring a different mindset to Washington, D.C.
When asked if he had interest in the seat. Leiter was very honest, saying if he were chosen by Christie that ” he would be very interested.”
Leiter is from Toms River, New Jersey