Apr 5, 2010|
Carlton Fisk, Frank “the Big Hurt” Thomas, Tom Seaver, Rich “Goose” Gossage – all names that any Chicago White Sox fan knows by heart. But today, while being interviewed by Washington Nationals booth announcers Bob Carpenter and Rob Dibble, President Barack Obama couldn’t muster up a single name. The Commander-in-Chief, who has referred to himself a “White Sox kid” during the interview, was hard pressed to name a favorite player on a team that has been around since the late 19th century. Are you surprised?
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Mean he makes you makes John Kerry look like go like a Bill James. Abstract of this -- -- you know at least -- John Kerry they asked him who his favorite player was as a kid and he came up with a that his problem was it was a guy and played on the Washington senators. You know it was a Red Sox fan but he just so I have a favorite play you know have I have. Eight followed the game so we knew Roy receivers was I mean it's all obviously he knew he followed it with a great right so anyway. Barack Obama today it's the is its opening day day in Washington the Washington Nationals they're the old Milwaukee borrowers correct together Milwaukee Brewers know the not expose all the explored the Montreal Expos okay -- I don't claim to be a big baseball -- a mask NJ part here. So he goes out he throws out the first pitch -- -- number one I don't understand what politicians do that anyway because they get booed right and to everybody has a big laugh I mean obviously it's like going to be like George Bush -- out the first pitch which you know go on for weeks on the late night shows. This you know you blink you gonna miss this one right so then afterwards -- is another thing that's part of the the tradition I guess that's going up into the radio or TV both. And and talkin' to these guys. To the play by play guy and you know you're supposed to just show that you're one of a guy -- You know it's kind of like when he went into a bar it during the 2008 campaign. I'll have one of those bugs -- Beers you know. Origin or John Kerry you know -- that you're going into the -- we. Cheese steak place and then asking for what dot pro alone or -- on his on his cheese steak. But anyway so this is gonna start so to set it up Barack. Immediately hangs himself -- -- and I should say digs himself a hole he'd dig himself a hole by saying that his favorite team. Was the Chicago White Sox. What your paper White Sox players. You know. Thought that. Just one you know the truth isn't lot of -- I like to. Me why did not become a Sox fan until it went to Chicago. All I was brought up the Hawaii so I have -- execute. -- -- name -- when I moved to Chicago. I was living close to. What was that commits to -- -- you -- a couple trips this film love and the nice thing about this boxes and real blue collar baseball. You know we always teased about -- -- -- and Joe The Plumber used to go there bring home style. System. You know -- -- me whoever figures -- advocates are present all of. -- -- -- -- No he -- or make it jokes about -- you see that he's you know he's he's a blue collar guy you know who pays for those outside. Of what was that commits to. -- perform. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Not always talking about -- the -- jokes about it Wrigley Field up on the north side at town that's that was the white collar team. And Kaminsky part of that commitment to our Kaminsky park. -- oh boy. How he -- -- figure he really wasn't Kaminsky park. I don't use Everett either park but I guarantee that he was or he was a Wrigley Field guy as opposed to Kamensky park. Oh my goodness that's always benefits to part. He's made that mistake before. It even have you just been to a movie. Feel and who doesn't seem field of dreams right. -- Shoeless Joe. Jackson and these these the guys who through the 1919. World Series for Arnold Rothstein the gambler the men out that in the movie as well. Everybody in the war you have to be a baseball maybe just got to know something about American history is just read it read a mob all The Great Gatsby. It's let's say you know Arnold Rothstein is in my eyes in The Great Gatsby. You don't need it I know you know anything about baseball he does moaning about history never read The Great Gatsby either apparently. -- Here and say right at the end -- the announcement. Pearl. Eight. Yet Mike -- it's yet Kaminsky park it's my second favorite after a fan way. Fenway Park. Your Kevin you're next with how we cargo ahead Kevin. How we are neglecting you didn't slip and say oh Lynn ski park. Up up up up up. You're right it is little more time middle and -- park that he's been Kaminsky park -- was that commits to put up a how could -- Brady bill Brady you let the barrel. Thanks for. The a thank you Kevin -- President George Bush had -- Mets had said again tonight or John McCain. Just imagine. You know they if they get away with so much crap whether it saw him. Sunday morning talk shows they say all the unemployment rate is gonna go up because -- economy is so glad. But all these people were discouraged when bush was present are gonna come back again and now the unemployment rates gonna go back up to 10%. -- and did this this is just this is absurd I just think it you know like. Well I was a kid Nellie fox the first you're able followed baseball was 1959 Nellie fox was the American League most valuable player in the early win. He he was a guy won 300 games they had many men know so he should know many -- so. He was a Cuban guy Cuban. Player. And you know go I mean just. Goose Gossage he played for the White Sox right help desk. Carlton Fisk after he left third after he left the Red Sox you know what he played at Fenway Park. It makes you think moved to Kamensky park right. All right what a couple of calls on this if you wanna laugh at him just we will go there for very Long Will just have a few laughs about this this is the push play and then. When your paper White Sox players. You know it's your name. Know the truth isn't a lot of -- I like to. But doing -- -- about a mile and a Sox fan until it went to Chicago. All I was brought up. Why so I end up actually -- no place for. When I moved to Chicago. I was living close to. What was that commits to partner. Community can't use the tunnel includes this -- love and the nice thing about this boxes it's real blue collar baseball right there we always -- very. You know there -- politically. So the lines of it's windows they need to find those figures -- have a good time president. And if there was an ace -- -- Reggie Jackson yeah. We're about -- -- what about cell band -- -- those -- some good teams you know those were some world champion teams. They they broke up that they they they broke up that he admitted that the money just like you did Charlie Finley did Billy didn't have the money just like Connie Mack didn't have the money. To name two more names he never heard up. Connie -- it Charlie -- Even a big fan. Just part of me I'm sorry practice is part of being an American citizen. And always an American citizen. How bay Sox fan until -- moved to Chicago. A. 18774694322. Pat you're next with allowing cargo ahead pat. Power you I gotta buy Vista now after a beer man I thought it through -- and they'd bring in -- world. I -- a hundred bucks here that -- here for free under radio program. The good guys are trying to be one average Joe nice blue blood like years and I think Biden white had a 360000. Dollar year job and let. -- -- urged the court bearded yet control that -- colonialism governor. Or did you hear the the -- cut that came out about her in 2008 then at the convention in Denver she said one win we went home to my husband so when we went to my husband's home in Kenya. Do you admit that that's what this afternoon -- are. We gonna -- that went through. You know how how have best a couple of talk shows you'll hear -- next they -- so we'll have best. But you know did I get no one's -- nobody on the late night is gonna have the kind of fun that they should be haven't witnessed site. All right I know that's that's all they -- rather think beautiful little builders Joe Biden what do you know run and that my spot this. -- -- you know Paul I had made a greeting our favorite Alley because you're right he won't play it but you gotta make streaky -- pleasure out. Yeah we got I just have to go on to free republic dot com and some obscure website and grabbed it and put it on and we we we took an office there. But now I mean I'm sure again like I said I'm sure will be I don't know will be appealed beyond that this done well beyond beyond the Russia host Russian show tomorrow that's about right now. I betcha didn't think somebody could be scary for -- that the outlook but I don't think anybody can beat Kerry just said. -- you don't like I said Kerry got caught in Hawaii say he was a Red Sox -- in his -- player was in Washington senator spam but that. But at this point two receivers for the help those who receivers was much more alive back then right at least he proves he was that he was watching baseball this guy obviously has never. Ever been to what this was probably the first game is ever Manto. -- -- I usually call -- 18774694322. Billiard next with how we cargo ahead bell. Probably in Abuja that even those who thought hope was that people hospitalized. If you look at what is David saw a tiny bubble. Yeah how about Steve -- -- -- they detonated out of bed to do that being sucked into this -- such a clown Alley. 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Thank you thanks Dave -- -- next with how would they want more call that we'll move on to a new topic -- you're next with how we cargo ahead Amos. There and it's got emissary. It is ultimate. Fate bought very -- all recognize you mr. Jackson yet but it is some white people out or you -- -- Yoshi used. I hate when -- really I think we send out there headset. And you know your favorite Oakland. Player and you would jump all over the country up. Actually you know San Francisco the giants were closer to Hawaii and Oakland that's on the other side of the base I was a big giants fan. What did you know Willie Mays Willie hope. Why -- hope. -- yet know quote know. Well -- again. Again audio did that just remember this have a few struggles tonight and it should quit around TV and you waived for this to pop up again and it doesn't. Just remember. 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