Apr
19

Yankees visiting the White House next Monday

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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
  • rebecca from phone

    Oh man that’s gonna be awesome

  • http://twitter.com/JoeRo23 The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Poster for the Yanks/Obama meeting:

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

    (Sorry… Couldn’t resist.)

    • Thomas

      LOL. I wonder which side RAB will be rooting for?

  • Thomas

    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

    • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

      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

  • king of fruitless hypotheticals

    THIS is why the Yankees can’t have Dukes.

  • Salty Buggah

    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).

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      TCWA

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

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

    • barry

      agreed… at least being world champions still means something.

  • Jersey

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

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-ftnSTu-CM

    • theyankeewarrior

      Haha, he missed to the left.

    • pat

      I’d imagine he was wearing a bullet proof vest under the jacket.

  • Guest

    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

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

      • king of fruitless hypotheticals

        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

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

  • Guest

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

    • bexarama

      did you see them at the All-Star Game last year? They were both pretty cool. It was awesome.

      • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

        Obama made the #1 Jeter faux pas: he called him the old guy at the ASG.

  • dkidd

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

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

    • pat

      This one was good too.

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      ::golf clap::

  • Poopy Pants

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

    • themgmt

      I wonder who you voted for…

      Better places to take out your 5th grade objections than a baseball site.

  • dkidd

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

    /death panel’d

    • pat

      Hahaha

    • bexarama

      ietc

    • Thomas

      Excellent.

    • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

      TCWA.

    • Tom Zig

      Comment of the day.

  • YankeeScribe

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

    • Rick in Boston

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

      • Brian

        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.