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Cards Snubbed By Obama? No Traditional White House Call Following Game 7 Win
CBS (St. Louis) ^ | 11/4/11 | Charlie Brennan, Brett Blume

Posted on 11/04/2011 5:38:07 PM PDT by Nachum

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Was President Barack Obama too busy watching the “Operation Repo” marathon or something else last Friday night?

When KMOX host Charlie Brennan asked now-retired St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa how the traditional call of congratulations from the White House went, La Russa suddenly realized that…it never happened.

“That’s a good point, I hadn’t really even thought about that,” replied a surprised-sounding La Russa, who can be forgiven for having a few other things on his mind over the past week. “As we were getting into the World Series we had a call from the White House to make sure they had the correct number for my office.”

But as the wild, champagne-drenched celebration of the team’s 11th World Series title was going on in the locker room, that phone never rang.

(Excerpt) Read more at stlouis.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: call; cardinals; cards; missouri; obama; snubbed; stlouis; stlouiscardinals; tonylarussa
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1 posted on 11/04/2011 5:38:09 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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2 posted on 11/04/2011 5:39:15 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

LaRussa is a Republican.


3 posted on 11/04/2011 5:39:42 PM PDT by nhwingut (Draft Palin '12... For 3rd Party Run)
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To: Nachum

Obama is an ahole.
Even Texans congratulated St Louis


4 posted on 11/04/2011 5:39:45 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Nachum

lol. They dont care. I was there for the All Star Game a couple of years ago when he threw out the first pitch in his girl jeans and he got boos. He holds grudges, lol! What a putz.


5 posted on 11/04/2011 5:39:52 PM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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6 posted on 11/04/2011 5:40:28 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Nachum

Baseball is fine ‘n all, but Obama is really interested in al-Akhdar’s prospects this year.


7 posted on 11/04/2011 5:42:54 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Nachum
It's America's traditional pastime.

Why would Obama care about it?

8 posted on 11/04/2011 5:42:54 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (I won't vote for Romney. I won't vote for Perry.)
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To: GoCards; All
"I was there for the All Star Game a couple of years ago when he threw out the first pitch in his girl jeans and he got boos."


9 posted on 11/04/2011 5:43:48 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: GoCards

Thanks for the 1st hand account. The MSM kept harping reports that the crowd threw roses at this clown.


10 posted on 11/04/2011 5:43:48 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO FUBHO FK BARAK 2012)
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To: Nachum
baseball separates the men from the boys.

Ergo...

11 posted on 11/04/2011 5:44:55 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (everyone's a criminal in a police state.)
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To: Nachum

Obambi = cubs fan.

cubs never congratulate STL.


12 posted on 11/04/2011 5:45:18 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (I will go back to New Hampshire to campaign.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

now i remember,
Obambi = White Sox fan.


13 posted on 11/04/2011 5:45:59 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (I will go back to New Hampshire to campaign.)
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To: Nachum
Get in line behind the Giants. They're still waiting., too.

-PJ

14 posted on 11/04/2011 5:47:53 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Yeah, White Sox Fan. As I remember the story, the reporter asked him to name his favorite White Sox player and Obama couldn’t name one.


15 posted on 11/04/2011 5:49:28 PM PDT by upbeat5
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To: Nachum

Muslims don’t care about baseball..... I would think at least he would put a front on....


16 posted on 11/04/2011 5:50:17 PM PDT by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: Political Junkie Too

The Giants had their turn. Obama was an ass. Cost ‘em a rest day.


17 posted on 11/04/2011 5:50:21 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: max americana

Oh no! I remember vividly. They had a small video ceremony and GWBush was shown and the crowd went NUTS!! When Bam Bam showed up on mound there were loud boos, it was hysterical.


18 posted on 11/04/2011 5:52:41 PM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: Nachum

Tony La Russa and Pujols attended The Glen Beck Rally in DC...Obama may call them when it is “convenient” for him. Should the Cardinals care? hell NO


19 posted on 11/04/2011 5:53:29 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ( er)
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To: Nachum

He will get the St. Louis vote no matter what. He simply said, scrw them.


20 posted on 11/04/2011 5:57:56 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: upbeat5
Barry's favorite Sox players? Probably Michael Jordon and Ernie Banks.
21 posted on 11/04/2011 5:59:32 PM PDT by JPG (The loons at OWS will soon be at each others throats.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Supposed white sox fan, remember when they asked who is favorite White Sox was and he couldn’t answer, then he said that he actually was an Oakland As fan too? This guy is not a sports fan or a Chicagoan, he’s a foreign communist, look at my tag line. And White Sox fans don’t care about the Cardinals that’s Cubs stuff, actually we like it when they beat the piss out of them. :P


22 posted on 11/04/2011 6:01:25 PM PDT by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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To: JPG

What about Ollie Matson?


23 posted on 11/04/2011 6:09:54 PM PDT by Ax
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To: Nachum

I heard Obama was busy after the game...allegedly sexually harassing the kitchen staff and those guys were not happy in that kitchen.


24 posted on 11/04/2011 6:15:14 PM PDT by oust the louse (Obama approval ratings are so low now, Kenyans are accusing him of being born in the United States.)
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To: Nachum
Didn't some precincts in St Louis vote 115% for Hussein? You'd think he'd show some appreciation.
25 posted on 11/04/2011 6:23:38 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: mylife

Yes, and it is for sure that if the Rangers had won the series there definitely would not have been any phone call! Obama is a petty, petty man.


26 posted on 11/04/2011 6:24:27 PM PDT by wayoverthehill
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To: GoCards

LOl that gives me faith that MO will turn red exactly next year. I’m happy for LaRussa, especially him being a Pubbie’ and anti-amnesty. Good luck Tony.


27 posted on 11/04/2011 6:24:53 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO FUBHO FK BARAK 2012)
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To: wayoverthehill

Indeed.


28 posted on 11/04/2011 6:26:25 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

He’s no Cubs fan. He is from the South Side. One can’t live on the south side and be a Cubs fan. It is an unwritten law.

Just like Northsiders can’t be Sox fans - or if they are closet Sox fans they have to hide it.


29 posted on 11/04/2011 6:27:06 PM PDT by wayoverthehill
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To: mylife
You would have to be an American to appreciate this benign little tradition. Obama obviously does not qualify.
30 posted on 11/04/2011 6:27:13 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: upbeat5
He also didn't know the name of the park they played in. Remember "Kaminsky Park?"
31 posted on 11/04/2011 6:30:34 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Nachum

Not a lot of love between Chicago and St Louis. The baseball teams have not enjoyed the same level of success over the last century.


32 posted on 11/04/2011 6:33:55 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Nachum

Dick Obama say, “Screw all American tradition!”


33 posted on 11/04/2011 6:37:00 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: AGreatPer
He will get the St. Louis vote no matter what.

He simply said, scrw them.

St Louis is a blue city.

The living and the dead vote will be 70% + for 0bama even if 0bama said FU Cards tomorrow.

34 posted on 11/04/2011 6:46:13 PM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: upbeat5
Yes Yes Yes

The Kenyan says he can recite the Muslim call to prayer, but could not name ONE Chicago White Sox player.

35 posted on 11/04/2011 6:49:05 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: GoCards

36 posted on 11/04/2011 6:55:03 PM PDT by mikrofon (TOTUS-C)
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To: erod

I believe Obama also said Comisky Field instead of Park.

What a phoney.


37 posted on 11/04/2011 6:57:32 PM PDT by Third Person
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To: musicman

He makes me sick to my stomach!


38 posted on 11/04/2011 7:00:52 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Third Person
Correction to my earler post... O-idiot said Cominskey Field instead of Comiskey Park.
39 posted on 11/04/2011 7:07:44 PM PDT by Third Person
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To: katiedidit1

Didn’t Obozo sneak out of town the day Glenn Beck’s rally came to Washington?


40 posted on 11/04/2011 7:09:12 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Third Person

Cominsky Field, although I think he really meant to say Alinksy Field. ;>)


41 posted on 11/04/2011 7:26:18 PM PDT by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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To: Nachum

These things happen when you staff your protocol office with affirmative action hires.


42 posted on 11/04/2011 7:28:28 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (At 4 AM, it is a test; at 2 PM, it is a demonstration)
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To: wayoverthehill

This man is not a true Chicagoan, look at my tag line. He grew up abroad, then he lived a little in Hawaii, then the commie scum came here with the other kneecap sucking Democratic scum we have in this city. He’s only a “Chicagoan” because it was a way for him to get to power.


43 posted on 11/04/2011 7:33:17 PM PDT by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Yes I remember when he said “Kaminsky Park”, with an “N” in it, when any real baseball fan knows the Sox played in Comiskey Park, with no “N” in it.

Small offhand comments people make can be very revealing. In Obama’s case, it’s clear that he’s not a baseball fan at all. He pretends to be a big fan but he knows very little about the game.


44 posted on 11/04/2011 7:47:25 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Nachum

Well, Nachum.

This is indeed a sad day for Cardinal fans. But not because of any snubbing by Obama.

Former Cardinal pitcher Bob Forsch passed away suddenly today. He threw the ceremonial first pitch for World Series Game 7 last week. In his glory days he was a key figure in Whitey Herzog’s pitching arsenal. He could handle the bat too, which always helps in the National League.

http://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseball/professional/cardinal-beat/cardinals-pitcher-forsch-dies-at-age/article_bdfb18cc-06f5-11e1-a7f4-001a4bcf6878.html


45 posted on 11/04/2011 7:50:06 PM PDT by labette ( Humble student of Thinkology)
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To: labette

I thought about posting a separate thread on this.

Decided is was best to refrain. FR really isn’t a sports talk forum and true baseball fans in middle America probably already know.


46 posted on 11/04/2011 7:54:53 PM PDT by labette ( Humble student of Thinkology)
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To: Nachum

I forget... is baseball a Kenyan or Indonesian game?

odds are good, 0failure was watching glee reruns


47 posted on 11/04/2011 8:02:39 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Nachum

Mr Sten... the president of the united states is on the phone

really?

*click*


48 posted on 11/04/2011 8:05:04 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Nachum
cause the boy prolly grew up watching soccer, NOT baseball...
49 posted on 11/04/2011 8:10:11 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Nachum

Bam was too busy figuring out his B Ball picks.


50 posted on 11/04/2011 8:54:29 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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