It’s not rare for a politician to express fake love for a sports team(s) in an attempt to endear themselves to the sports-loving peasantry… er, I mean, voters… but every once in a while the phoniness is hilariously exposed.
Obama to Dibble on why he wore a White Sox fan to throw out the first pitch in Washington: â€œIâ€™m a Southside kid, I gotta make sure (White Sox owner) Jerry Reinsdorf doesnâ€™t get to angry with me.â€
Dibble: â€œHaving played with the White Sox for a short time, I know how the Cubs fans and White Sox fans go back and forth. Who was one of your favorite White Sox players growing up?â€
Obama: â€œYou know uh â€¦.. I â€¦ I thought that â€¦ uh â€¦. you know â€¦ the truth is a lot of the Cubs I like too! But, uh â€¦ I did not become a Sox fan until I moved to Chicago. Because I uh â€¦. I was growing up in Hawaii so I ended up actually being an Oakland Aâ€™s fan.â€
The teleprompter was screaming “Say ‘Bucky Dent’!” but unfortunately TOTUS was left downstairs.
My dream follow-up question would have been, “Okay, who were your favorite A’s players?” Suddenly Obama would have somehow ended up a Royals fan.
Hillary can name more New York Yankees than Obama can name White Sox players:
I knew it… no genuine male baseball fan throws a ball like this.
Oh well, the president still has the Penn State Nittaly Lions to root for!
Update: Limbaugh’s playing the entire clip, and the one above cuts out before Obama talks about the old White Sox stadium, “CoMINSKY Park”… instead of Comiskey. Yeah, what a huge fan. It wasn’t a slip-up either — he’s said it that way before.