Yankees visiting the White House next Monday


Buried at the bottom of this column about the Yankees’ awesomeness, Joel Sherman mentions that the team will visit the White House next Monday where President Obama will honor the World Champions. The team is off that day, and they’ll be in the D.C. area after flying east from the West Coast en route to a date with the Orioles. Traditionally, the team being honored will give the Commander-in-Chief a jersey featuring the number that corresponds to his presidency, but 44 is already taken in Yankeeland. It would be pretty funny if Reggie made a big stink about the team’s giving away a jersey with his retired number and to a noted White Sox fan no less.

Categories : Asides, News


  1. rebecca from phone says:

    Oh man that’s gonna be awesome

  2. Poster for the Yanks/Obama meeting:

    http://bit.ly/aUURhQ (safe)

    (Sorry… Couldn’t resist.)

  3. Thomas says:

    Psssh. Obama only wants to see the Yankees because they won the World Series. If he really wants to see the Yankees, he’d invite them to the White House in a season they didn’t win the World Series.

    /James Harrison’d

    • Riddering says:

      Last year a few Yankees visited the White House but at one point they had to be ushered to a different part of the lawn because Sasha came out to play on the swingset.

      Sasha Obama >>> Yankees

  4. king of fruitless hypotheticals says:

    THIS is why the Yankees can’t have Dukes.

  5. Salty Buggah says:

    Ignore the fact he’s the 44th President. Just break the ice and give him #21. Please, get that over with.

    But that’s awesome. Obama better get used to meeting the Yanks, he’ll be seeing them often (hopefully).

  6. Andy in Sunny Daytona says:

    Give President Obama #27. He being president is awesome and all, but come on…27 World titles is more impressive.

  7. Jersey says:

    I hope Eiland can teach him how to throw a decent first pitch.


  8. Guest says:

    Somehow, my guess is Reggie won’t mind giving Obama a number 44 jersey.

    As far as we know, Barack is the biggest professional sports fan of any of our recent presidents. (We know Bush LOVED baseball, but he didn’t seem to be a general “all major sports” and Sportscenter guy). I wonder if he’s getting a kick out of getting all these autographed Jersey’s. Not exactly the same thing as a meeting of the G20; but it’ll be pretty sweet to put all those autographed jersey’s in a den someday.

    • YankeesJunkie says:

      Barack seems like a big basketball guy, but I don’t think he is a bigger sports fan than Bush.

      • king of fruitless hypotheticals says:

        Bush used to have different athletes come to Crawford and work out with him. He went bike riding with Lance Armstrong, and gave him a pair of sox with the Seal of the President on them.

    • Poopy Pants says:

      Let’s not forget King Obama couldn’t name ONE White Sox player recently.

  9. Guest says:

    Also, who plays it cooler about meeting the other one: Jeter or Obama? That’ll be close…

  10. dkidd says:

    biden to a-rod, not realizing the mic is on:

    so you’re banging cameron diaz. what’s that like?

  11. Poopy Pants says:

    I wonder if he will bow to them? He bows to everyone.

  12. dkidd says:

    don’t let the core four near the white house!

    /death panel’d

  13. YankeeScribe says:

    The Yankees’ dynasties weirdly tend to coincide with Democrat Presidential administrations

    • Rick in Boston says:

      Ike was the last Republican in office for a Yankee world title.

      • Brian says:

        Yep! Exactly – ever since 1961 (for the past 50 years) the Yankees have only won the WS when a Dem is in the White House. Nixon reigned during the late 60s/early 70s, Reagan and Bush I brought us those ‘cherished’ Yankee teams of the 80s and early 90s, and, while the Yankees were a good team under W, they went ring-free from 2001-2008 and suffered the 2004 debacle to boot. When Obama beat McCain, I immediately had a good feeling about the Yankees’ chances in 2009…And sure, it’s just a coincidence and a goofy superstition, but we are talking about baseball after all.

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