- Associated Press - Friday, May 13, 2016

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Republican Gov. Chris Christie will skip Democratic President Barack Obama’s commencement address at Rutgers University because of baseball, not politics.

Christie’s son Andrew is a catcher on Princeton University’s baseball team, which will play Yale this weekend for the Ivy League championship.

Christie said last month that he would skip Obama’s address Sunday if his son’s team was playing for the title. The first game of the best-of-three series is Saturday at noon in Princeton and the second game is Sunday at noon.

The winner of the series advances to the NCAA Tournament.

New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno is scheduled to attend the commencement address Sunday afternoon at Rutgers’ High Point Solutions Stadium.

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