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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

It's hard to argue with the man on that

Regardless of your political leanings - and if we can't escape stupid political discussions in the realm of baseball, where can we retreat to? - it's hard to argue with Barack Obama when he speaks on the state of Chicago baseball.

From the recent ESPN interview, via the Chicago Tribune:

"I'm not one of these fair weather fans,'' the junior senator from Illinois and presumptive presidential nominee of the Democratic Party explained. "You go to Wrigley Field, you have a beer, beautiful people up there. People aren't watching the game. It's not serious. White Sox, that's baseball. Southside."

It's hard to argue with that assessment (even as a Cubs fan) and it shows that a.) Obama's staff has done a wonderful job of prepping their candidate to have that everyman finish or b.) Obama has been to a game at each park in the past few years and understands what's happening beyond the security detail's perimeter.

(While John McCain has been seen at several Diamondbacks games in his home state, my money says he pores over the box scores every morning trying to find results from the last Cleveland Spiders game.)

Rich Daley must be fuming this morning when he realizes that he's on the cusp of losing his "most powerful White Sox fan" title. I expect Obama's entire motorcade to get the Denver boot on his next trip home.

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