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Cardinals Manager Says Team Never Got White House Call After Series Win
FOX News.com ^ | November 5, 2011

Posted on 11/05/2011 10:14:14 AM PDT by Kaslin

Winning the World Series just wasn't enough.

The retired manager of the St. Louis Cardinals told a local radio station that his team never got the traditional phone call from the White House after their 6-2 Series win over the Texas Rangers last week.

Tony La Russa told CBS affiliate KMOX that amid the celebration last week, "We never did get a call."

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1 posted on 11/05/2011 10:14:17 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
"We never did get a call."

That's because baseball is an American sport and Obama is a citizen of the world.

2 posted on 11/05/2011 10:17:25 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Cain for President - Because I like the content of his character)
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To: Kaslin

Baseball is the American past time. Can’t expect a moslem educated in Indonesia to appreciate that. We’re about to go through another WH Christmas slighting season.


3 posted on 11/05/2011 10:17:50 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Erik Latranyi

Too bad there isn’t a ‘Like’ button on here.


4 posted on 11/05/2011 10:18:06 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Hello, Hello...Remember me... I'm everything YOU can't control...)
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To: Kaslin

Not his voter base.


5 posted on 11/05/2011 10:19:39 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Kaslin

Wear that NON-call as a BADGE of Honor! Be Thankful. You must NOT have been of any use to the ONE.


6 posted on 11/05/2011 10:19:56 AM PDT by goodnesswins (My Kid/Grandkids are NOT your ATM, liberals! (Sarah Palin))
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To: Kaslin

Not a Cardinal or Tony fan, but, it’s things like this that simply add to the image of incompetence of the current administration.


7 posted on 11/05/2011 10:20:10 AM PDT by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: Kaslin

Who’d WANT a call from Hussein? I can’t imagine.


8 posted on 11/05/2011 10:20:19 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: Kaslin

If Obama were to call me, I’m not so sure I’d want to answer the phone.


9 posted on 11/05/2011 10:20:32 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: Kaslin

10 posted on 11/05/2011 10:20:35 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Kaslin

Ron Washington would have gotten a call.


11 posted on 11/05/2011 10:20:53 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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"Dishonesty and incompetence so often goes hand in hand, because one is used to hide the other"...

Does That Describe This Man?

Donate

12 posted on 11/05/2011 10:21:19 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Kaslin

He was too busy fundraising.


13 posted on 11/05/2011 10:23:12 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: Kaslin

I’m sure that BO was so disappointed that Texas did not win - after all, we do seem to be his fav state!


14 posted on 11/05/2011 10:23:40 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Kaslin

Let me guess: someone in the Cardinal’s organization or on the team once made a contribution to a Republican somewhere?


15 posted on 11/05/2011 10:24:22 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Democrats: the Party of NO!)
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To: Kaslin

To paraphrase Bill Parcells “Obama wouldn’t know if a baseball was stuffed with feathers or blown up”.


16 posted on 11/05/2011 10:24:29 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Kaslin

I believe both Tony LaRussa and Albert Pujols spoke at a Glenn Beck rally - that’s probably reason enough for this bunch in the White House.


17 posted on 11/05/2011 10:24:52 AM PDT by dainbramaged (I lost my mantra around 1969.)
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To: Kaslin
Winning the World Series just wasn't enough.

What does that even mean? They make it sound like LaRussa's whining about it. He was asked a question, he answered it. Seemed like he didn't even realize it until the interviewer asked him about it. And knowing what we know about Tony, a call from the man who's destroying the country he loves what the furthest thing from his mind last weekend.

Fox News is sucking more and more every day.

18 posted on 11/05/2011 10:25:18 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Kaslin

I don’t see the big deal. Who cares if the president calls the winner of a game or not?


19 posted on 11/05/2011 10:25:25 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: John W

That’s it. For someone like Obama, so concerned with himself, one would think he would want another chance to appear Presidential. With an election coming, this is one thing he could do that would be easy and almost guranteed to be a plus for him. He, and his people, are idiots.


20 posted on 11/05/2011 10:27:38 AM PDT by PghBaldy (War Powers Res: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp)
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To: Kaslin

Are we supposed to be surprised that Obama wouldn’t call? He is just not a cultural American. Given his background, how could he be?

I’d bet as a kid he never played on a team, whether softball, soccer, or any other team sport. He probably didn’t come to basketball or golf till he was an adult. B’ball would help in his Chicago ‘hood.

Not to mention he and the WH staff and advisors are total incompetents.


21 posted on 11/05/2011 10:28:11 AM PDT by EDINVA (We Can't Wait, either)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Ha ha ha ha ha - this picture says it all.


22 posted on 11/05/2011 10:28:28 AM PDT by BigLittle
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

This brings up a good mystery here....how did Lincoln or Jefferson contact Super Bowl winner or World Series winners back in their day? (sarcasm off)


23 posted on 11/05/2011 10:29:34 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: dainbramaged

“I believe both Tony LaRussa and Albert Pujols spoke at a Glenn Beck rally - that’s probably reason enough for this bunch in the White House.”

EXACTLY!!!

Cheers


24 posted on 11/05/2011 10:31:40 AM PDT by DoctorBulldog (Cain will slay Unable!)
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To: Kaslin

What have the Cardinals done for ubama ... lately?


25 posted on 11/05/2011 10:31:48 AM PDT by farmguy
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To: Kaslin

There is no one in this White House who is compatent enough to instruct Obama in what a President is supposed to do. For those of you who follow his daily White House schedule, the last two days at the G-20 summit were marked with 10+ hour work days. This is typical for anyone in leadership throughout the world. Yet when Obama returns to the confines of Obamaworld. He rarely does more than three hours of work in any given day. His attention span is only 30 minutes, making it impossible to remain in any hour-long meeting through its duration. And again, there is no one around him to tell him that the leader of the free world is expected to put in a 12-hour workday every day.


26 posted on 11/05/2011 10:33:53 AM PDT by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: Kaslin

Barry doesn’t do anything unless he thinks it’s in his best interest. Obviously he didn’t see anything in it for him.

Sorry baseball fans, he’s just not that into you.


27 posted on 11/05/2011 10:35:00 AM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: Kaslin

Missouri voted for McCain. ‘Nuf said.


28 posted on 11/05/2011 10:37:35 AM PDT by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: Kaslin

Of course he wouldn’t call. All the players and coaches are in the 1%. Can’t fraternize with the enemy in the class war.


29 posted on 11/05/2011 10:37:47 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Kaslin

not getting a call from Obama?...don’t see the downside here.


30 posted on 11/05/2011 10:40:21 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Kaslin

Knowing Barry as we do, I would bet cash money
he’s involved himself in the NBA strike negotiations.


31 posted on 11/05/2011 10:40:44 AM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: ConservativeStatement

He probably blames the game of baseball for his Dukakis in the tank / Kerry in the astronaut tube appearance :-> ... all dims.


32 posted on 11/05/2011 10:41:38 AM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: Kaslin

I wish all Presidents would quit calling sports teams. I’d rather not watch my team be forced into a White House publicity stunt just because they won a championship.


33 posted on 11/05/2011 10:42:09 AM PDT by Varda
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I am PROUD that Obama did not call the Cardinals after they won.


34 posted on 11/05/2011 10:42:46 AM PDT by Judith Anne (Holy Mary Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.)
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To: Kaslin

Maybe Obummer has seen the polling from Missouri and doesn’t want to waste his time.


35 posted on 11/05/2011 10:50:45 AM PDT by proudpapa (Cain-West - 2012)
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To: Kaslin

Was it one of the bat boys playing a Gibson Guitar? /sarc


36 posted on 11/05/2011 10:51:32 AM PDT by SES1066 (Vote in 2012 for OUR CIVIL RIGHTS not the Left's!)
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To: Kaslin

You wanted change!


37 posted on 11/05/2011 10:56:58 AM PDT by wesagain
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
"I don’t see the big deal. Who cares if the president calls the winner of a game or not?"

Well...it's tradition. Marx and Gramsci both wrote extensively about separating and a people from their traditions, history and mythologies in order to establish a new order. There was a time in this country when a phonecall from the President, or an invitation to the White House were some of the greatest forms of recognition for excellence and accomplishment in virtually eny endeavor. They had their small role in promoting and encouraging American Exceptionalism. Obama seems bent on undermining such, and you don't see the big deal.

38 posted on 11/05/2011 11:04:17 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I don’t think presidents calling sports winners is a big tradition. The traditional deal now is inviting the winners of the big sports leagues, NFL, NBA and MLB, to the White House and Obama does do that.


39 posted on 11/05/2011 11:07:57 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Judith Anne
Actually it was a blessing to us fans as well. It was a blessed relief in fact not to hear him.

btw Moochelle attended one game; her and the buffoon Biden’s wife. They were shown great hospitality and given gifts from the Cardinal's organization etc.

We're glad that the marxist didn't mar the series by calling but can you imagine how those, that did everything in their power to make the FPOUS (that would be First Pig of the United States) and buffoon Biden’s wife feel welcomed must feel or what they must think? Not even a thank you from these communist pigs.

It's beyond disgusting.

40 posted on 11/05/2011 11:13:18 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Hello, Hello...Remember me... I'm everything YOU can't control...)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

I’m guessing that Ron Washington is gay....right?


41 posted on 11/05/2011 11:14:58 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: wesagain

Excuuuuuuuuuuuuse me nooby, but I did not vote for that arrogant pos and you don’t know if Tony LaRussa did either


42 posted on 11/05/2011 11:15:41 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Presidents have called the Clubhouses of the winners as long as I can remember!!


43 posted on 11/05/2011 11:17:08 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

pfv<king sissy


44 posted on 11/05/2011 11:18:07 AM PDT by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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To: Outlaw Woman

>>>>>>can you imagine how those, that did everything in their power to make the FPOUS (that would be First Pig of the United States) and buffoon Biden’s wife feel welcomed must feel or what they must think? Not even a thank you from these communist pigs.

Just goes to show you where the true class divisions are, who are the aristocratic women and who are the trash.


45 posted on 11/05/2011 11:19:26 AM PDT by Judith Anne (Holy Mary Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.)
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To: Judith Anne

Right


46 posted on 11/05/2011 11:22:54 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Hello, Hello...Remember me... I'm everything YOU can't control...)
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To: Kaslin
He is from Chicago. Cubs fans normally loathe the Cardinals. There is a great rivalry between them. He may not like the Cards. Frankly, I don't think its a big deal. Who really wants to talk to him?
47 posted on 11/05/2011 11:25:10 AM PDT by ladyellen (here)
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To: Kaslin

How many Muslims on the roster?


48 posted on 11/05/2011 11:27:54 AM PDT by animal172 (All aboard the Cain Train.)
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To: FourPeas

If it were the Cubs or Sox that won the series you can bet Barry would be slobbering to get his credits in pronto time.


49 posted on 11/05/2011 11:33:43 AM PDT by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: Ann Archy
According to a website, Ronald Reagan ended the tradition of the president calling the winning Super bowl coach in 1986:

This was the first Super Bowl where the winning coach did not receive the traditional call from the President of the United States. Winning teams are now rewarded a trip to the White House to be congratulated by the president personally.

We want Obama to act more like Reagan. Good for Reagan, good for Obama. Calling the winning coach after the game was an irritating practice. Much better to invite them to the White House for a photo-op.

50 posted on 11/05/2011 11:41:21 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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