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Barack Obama predicts a White Sox-Nationals World Series

Sep 21, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT


Barack Obama is a big White Sox fan who lives/works in Washington, D.C., so I suppose the president’s World Series prediction was sort of … well, predictable:

When asked for his World Series prediction, Mitt Romney picked* “whichever teams don’t benefit from revenue sharing.”

* That’s not actually true. And my attempts at political humor are very lame. But at least they’re also half-hearted!

  1. bennyandthemets - Sep 21, 2012 at 1:54 PM

    So he picked his favorite team and the team from where he lives…shocker

    • pjmitch - Sep 21, 2012 at 4:09 PM

      Well, he also thinks that the American public is stupid enough to elect him twice, so you have to give him that.

      Don’t want to turn this into a political thing so don’t send comments bashing Romney. Anybody would be better than Obama. Anybody. Maybe even Bobby Valentine.

      • stlouis1baseball - Sep 21, 2012 at 4:12 PM

        Yeah…what PJ said.

      • pisano - Sep 21, 2012 at 5:58 PM

        pjmitch…. I agree with you on the political thing, but aside from Charles Manson I’d also vote for anyone else.

      • Utley's Hair - Sep 21, 2012 at 10:37 PM

        So you throw that out there, and don’t want people to respond…? Nice. I will say that at least Romney’s smart enough not to let voters in on these plans he has to do so much better than Obama. If we knew, maybe we’d be smart enough to realize he’s just another entitled millionaire who has no clue.

  2. bobwheel - Sep 21, 2012 at 1:59 PM

    Perhaps he will be able to identify some of his White Sox players by the time the World Series begins.

  3. bobwheel - Sep 21, 2012 at 1:59 PM

    Correction…some of his favorite White Sox Players…

  4. natstowngreg - Sep 21, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    Couple of seasons ago, the President threw out the first pitch at the Nats’ home opener. As I recall, he was wearing a Nats cap and the White Sox jacket he got from Mark Buerhle.

    In June, when the White Sox visited, he sat in the LF Stars & Stripes Club area for most of the game (a couple of sections from yours truly). Much attention on him, not so much on the game (despite a very good start by Stephen Strasburg, the Sox won in extras). He made no pretense at impartiality, wearing a White Sox cap (though not the jacket).

  5. bloodysock - Sep 21, 2012 at 2:08 PM

    At least the Nationals are better off today than they were four years ago.

    • skids003 - Sep 21, 2012 at 2:11 PM

      Hilarious, you made my day. Then again, the liberals think they are better off than 4 years ago. So maybe the Nats really aren’t? Bizarro world?

      • drewsylvania - Sep 21, 2012 at 2:15 PM

        You’ve already shown your opinion to be crap, so whatever.

      • Reflex - Sep 21, 2012 at 2:16 PM

        Gone from unemployment to a job making twice what I was making before 2008 cutbacks made them unable to renew my contract. So yeah, definitely doing better than I was four years ago. Career wise, I also did better under Clinton than I did under Bush Sr, and the years under Bush Jr. were some of my worst as they were feast or famine.

        Of course that is just anecdote. The national economic data, however, is not. And it also supports the idea that economically we are doing better today than we were four years ago.

      • drewsylvania - Sep 21, 2012 at 2:20 PM

        We can all name anecdotes. But most economists will tell you GWB’s tax cuts created the deficit.

      • skids003 - Sep 21, 2012 at 2:27 PM

        Yeah, you two get your economic news from the NYT and Washington compost.

      • drewsylvania - Sep 21, 2012 at 2:32 PM

        @skids: Uh, I get my news from all over the web. There’s a lot more evidence for it than just liberal newspapers.

      • cur68 - Sep 21, 2012 at 4:28 PM

        Don’t rock skids(insertnumberhere)’s ironclad belief in left wing, anti-white conspiracy! He’ll cry and such. Poor baby.

    • thefalcon123 - Sep 21, 2012 at 2:12 PM

      Well, in the past four years I’ve gotten a lovely wife and an exponential increase in income. I mean, I own a car *in New York City*. Thanks Obama!

      I mean, if everyone can blame them for all their problems, then I can certainly credit him with my success he had nothing to do with, right?

      • pjmitch - Sep 21, 2012 at 4:11 PM

        I have a better job with more money also than I had in ’08 but Obama had nothing to do with that.

    • ptfu - Sep 21, 2012 at 3:12 PM

      2008 ChiSox: 89-74, .546 Win%, 1st in AL Central
      2012 ChiSox: 81-68, .544 Win%, 1st in AL Central

      And the White Sox…are exactly as good as they were four years ago. So much for the fat cats getting fatter, or thinner, or whatever.

    • razorbyrd - Sep 21, 2012 at 4:37 PM

      AWESOME!!! that’s the funniest thing I’ve read in a LONG time, thanks for laugh…

    • themuddychicken - Sep 21, 2012 at 9:22 PM

      This comment is great regardless of political persuasion. It should stand on its own without the resulting commentary.

  6. atworkident - Sep 21, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    Romney said he really only cares about the big revenue teams in baseball.

    He is hoping for a Yankees & Red Sox World Series…. but would settle for a Dodgers & Phillies World Series.

    He would also like to contract the Oakland A’s because they will never amount to anything until they start spending money.

    • drewsylvania - Sep 21, 2012 at 2:22 PM

      The funny part is that he’d be right about Lew Wolff and Loria–they’re both either waiting for their handout or they’ve already gotten it.

      • bloodysock - Sep 21, 2012 at 2:26 PM

        Those two are part of the 47% that don’t pay anything into the revenue system of baseball.

  7. delawarephilliesfan - Sep 21, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    Sane political discourse to follow….

    • atworkident - Sep 21, 2012 at 2:45 PM

      Not likely. Liberals control the media. Any comments they don’t like will be c****red

      • ptfu - Sep 21, 2012 at 3:13 PM

        Fox News begs to differ. Loudly and repeatedly.

  8. mcs7584 - Sep 21, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    Here’s an idea: Let’s just stick to baseball.

  9. ironmike778 - Sep 21, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    Who cares what that a-hole thinks.

    • chicitybulls - Sep 21, 2012 at 4:48 PM

      Who cares what that a-hole ironmike778 thinks.

      There. Fixed it for you.

  10. kevinbnyc - Sep 21, 2012 at 3:22 PM

    I hate politics.

  11. bravesfaninbama - Sep 21, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    He also predicted he would cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term and that, if the stimulus were passed, unemployment would stay below 8%. As a Braves fan, I’m ok with his World Series prediction.

    • cur68 - Sep 21, 2012 at 4:30 PM

      I recall that was a goal, not a promise. Bit different there. You meet all your goals?

      • bravesfaninbama - Sep 21, 2012 at 4:55 PM

        I said ‘predicted’, not ‘promised’. The post is about his World Series prediction, just like his predictions on the economy. I just hope his other prediction is right – the one where he said if he doesn’t get the economy turned around, this will be a one-term proposition.

  12. thebadguyswon - Sep 21, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    I love it when politics gets dropped into this forum. Jesus H.

  13. raider2124 - Sep 21, 2012 at 3:58 PM

    Jackoff thinks the white six play in cominsky park. I spelled it like he said it. Markist ideologue

  14. stlouis1baseball - Sep 21, 2012 at 4:17 PM

    Well if Barry picked the White Sox and Nationals….I am putting all my monies on the Pirates and Angels.

  15. Kevin Gillman - Sep 21, 2012 at 4:55 PM

    Seriously, why does the media continue to ask President Obama who is going to win the championships? George W. owned the Texas Rangers at one time, but they never asked him who was going to win the WS. How about asking him how President Obama will try and make this country better? Or better yet, where is that bi-partisan government Obama promised 4 years ago? Ask him those questions.

    • nworca - Sep 21, 2012 at 7:36 PM

      It takes two sides to play bi-partisan. Obama has done his part. But unfortunately to Republicans it’s still just plain partisan as always.

      • Kevin Gillman - Sep 21, 2012 at 8:08 PM

        I don’t know, it kind of goes both ways, does it not? I mean President Obama demeans them through the media, and at times treats them like 5th graders, then again all of Washington acts like 5th graders at times.

      • Utley's Hair - Sep 21, 2012 at 10:51 PM

        Obama demeans them now…after having bent over backwards constantly early on, despite their repeatedly moving the finish line. Apparently he finally realized that the bi- prefix in front of partisan requires a two-way street with a party who stated halfway through his first term that it was their lone goal to make him a one termer.

  16. yahmule - Sep 21, 2012 at 4:55 PM

    “I don’t want to turn this into a political thing (blurts out poorly informed partisan insult) so let’s keep this blog about baseball.”

  17. bronxbomber213 - Sep 21, 2012 at 4:59 PM

    Wow Obama can predict te world series but when given ample warning that our ambassador to Libya feared
    for his life and that there was a legitimate threat for an attack on 9/11/12 he…..Went on Letterman…..then refuses to all it a terror attack….hahahhahahaha…another strong showing for the leader of the free world!!!

  18. randygnyc - Sep 21, 2012 at 5:30 PM

    Hopefully he’ll be a defendant by then.

    • Reflex - Sep 21, 2012 at 6:14 PM


      Defendant on what?

      • somekat - Sep 21, 2012 at 6:50 PM

        some of his jokes are so bad, if they aren’t criminal, they should be

    • Utley's Hair - Sep 21, 2012 at 10:53 PM

      Defendant for what? And when will Dubya and Dick(head) be defendants in front of a war crimes tribunal?

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