President Obama Rips Cubs During Yankees World Series Visit

A visit to the White House is special for any winning team that gets invited. For the New York Yankees however, their visit celebrating their 2009 World Series title became less about them and more about another city — Chicago. President Barack Obama has made it quite clear in the past that he loves the White Sox, even though he had a hard time naming any of their players. The best part about the Yankees’ visit Monday was not what Obama had to say about his beloved Sox, but instead his comments about the Cubs:

“It’s been nine years since your last title — which must have felt like eternity for Yankee fans. I think other teams would be just fine with a spell like that. The Cubs, for example.”

Way to slip in a jab at the Cubs, Mr. President. It does help mask the pain of a disappointing White Sox season by making fun of the team that is doing slightly better than them (Cubs are 10-10, White Sox are 8-11). This isn’t the first time Obama has made a jab at the Cubs, and I’m certain it won’t be the last.

I think the Yankees may have gotten the last laugh on this one though.  After Yankees manager Joe Girardi brought the World Series trophy over to Obama for a photo opp, a member of the Yankees organization said to Obama that it might be the only chance he gets to hold the trophy. Ouch, would you like a little ice for that burn? As much as it pains me to say it, Obama probably won’t be holding a World Series trophy with the boys in black and white anytime soon.

Obama hosts Yankees at White House [ESPN New York]

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  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    From wearing a White Sox hat while throwing out the first pitch at a Nats game to this, I’m getting sick of Obama injecting his baseball bias where it doesn’t belong, especially for a guy posing as a fan. The moment should have been more about congratulating and celebrating the Yankees than trying to do some Jay Leno stand up.

  • Erin Redmond

    I’ll admit at first it was kind of fun having a Sox fan in the White House. But I agree with you 100% on this one. I love the White Sox but they really didn’t have a need to be mentioned yesterday. They had a horrible 2009 season ! The Yankees were the champs and I think the prez should stick to honoring those who deserved it, instead of talking about a team he knows hardly anything about. As a Sox fan, that’s the most insulting part.

  • Kevin/Indianapolis

    Any jab at the Sox is fine with me, since I’m a Tigers fan. Ha!

  • JS

    The Cubs are extremely popular both in Chicago and nationally despite their lack of success. Can the President say the same for himself?

  • AJ

    The only “ripping” going on was Arod crushing cheese. Freakin SBD’s something fierce!