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President Barack Obama not quite a White Sox expert
Chicago Sun Times ^ | April 6, 2010 | Kyle Koster

Posted on 04/06/2010 10:54:26 AM PDT by FTJM

President Barack Obama wore a White Sox cap during his ceremonial first pitch at the Washington Nationals game yesterday, but before any rabid Pale Hose supporters get too excited about it, they should know he had a bit of a problem naming any player by name.

The first fan was interviewed during the game's television broadcast by former Sox pitcher Rob Dibble, who asked the president about his favorite players on the South Side growing up.

This is was the point that the usually eloquent Obama began stammering.

"You know uh ..... I ... I thought that ... uh .... you know," Obama stalled. " ... The truth is a lot of the Cubs I like too! But, uh ... I did not become a Sox fan until I moved to Chicago. Because I uh .... I was growing up in Hawaii so I ended up actually being an Oakland A's fan."

Yes, he did also call it "Cominskey Park." That, apparently, is something he does regularly.

One could make the case that Obama's point was that he didn't become acquainted with the Sox until later in his life, but I'd imagine most fans would have liked him to spit out at least one player's name.

So, big deal or not?


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cominskey; dumbass; obama
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1 posted on 04/06/2010 10:54:26 AM PDT by FTJM
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To: FTJM

Poser

BUSTED


2 posted on 04/06/2010 10:55:43 AM PDT by silverleaf (Karl Marx was NOT one of America's Founding Fathers)
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To: FTJM

Baseball obviously wasn’t too popular a sport in Indonesia...


3 posted on 04/06/2010 10:56:40 AM PDT by LFOD (Presently - Back in Dixie)
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To: FTJM

Hmmm, is this a big deal? Well, lessee, the corrupt media had a feeding frenzy when Palin refused to name any newspapers to shill Katie Couric, even though it’s fairly obvious Palin is very well read.

And yet, the Usurper is a big time poser in many aspects (ie...not just baseball, how about foreign policy, corporate finance, health care), and the media will let him slide?

How about giving him the same treatment you gave Palin?


4 posted on 04/06/2010 10:57:15 AM PDT by DecentAmerican
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To: FTJM

Ahh, you seen one whitey, you seen ‘em all. They all look like pasty worms to a hip, cool, cat like Obastard.


5 posted on 04/06/2010 10:57:24 AM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: FTJM

At least John Kerry knows his favorite Red Sox player is Manny Ortez.


6 posted on 04/06/2010 10:57:26 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: FTJM

Well... ahhhh.... I, Uhhhh.......

hmmmmmm

Errrrr.

Well, let me say.....

Blah, blah, blah.

Meaningless words - just like every thing else he says.


7 posted on 04/06/2010 10:57:28 AM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: FTJM

OH MAN I just hear about on Real Poltics blog LOLOLOL!

I can’t believe it he can’t name ONE White Sox player


8 posted on 04/06/2010 10:57:41 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: tomkow6; monkapotamus

Here you go tomkow


9 posted on 04/06/2010 10:58:31 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: FTJM

I was born on the South Side, 8715 Essex. I went to both Cus and Sox games. My favorite players? Sox: Minnie Minoso, Nelly Fox, Luis Aparacio, Early Win. Cubs: Ernie Banks, Ron Santo, Billy Williams, Bruce Sutter and many others. What a dweeb this guy is. LIAR!


10 posted on 04/06/2010 10:59:03 AM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: FTJM

Make it go away!


11 posted on 04/06/2010 10:59:19 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: DecentAmerican

How about giving him the same treatment you gave Palin?
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that’s what we must do on those occasions when we encounter/engage a drone.


12 posted on 04/06/2010 10:59:44 AM PDT by Canedawg (I'm not diggin' this tyranny thing.)
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To: SevenofNine

He could have gotten out of it by naming any spanish surname. Had a 50/50 shot there.
Too bad there are no baseball diamonds in kenya.
Obama: “Hey, what’s those big yellow poles out in the outfield??


13 posted on 04/06/2010 10:59:48 AM PDT by Texas resident (Outlaw fisherman)
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To: FTJM

That must be why that pitch he tossed wasn’t so good. Muslims are more used to grenades.

Obama is a liar and looks like a dolt. The MSM looks even worse because they look like nitwits for covering for this fraud.


14 posted on 04/06/2010 10:59:56 AM PDT by dforest
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To: FTJM

No doubt Obama will be given a brief on White Sox players and the press will give him a do-over in a day or two.


15 posted on 04/06/2010 10:59:56 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: FTJM

Least qualified guy in any room he walks into, on any subject being discussed, including baseball.


16 posted on 04/06/2010 11:00:03 AM PDT by Bean Counter (I keeps mah feathers numbered, for just such an emergency...)
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To: SevenofNine

Well I can’t either, but then again my grandfather didn’t take me down to Florida to watch the splashdown for astronauts returning from space either:-)


17 posted on 04/06/2010 11:00:18 AM PDT by Always Independent
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To: FTJM

LOL. This reminds me of when Al Gore met Courtney Love at a fund raiser and told her he was a BIG FAN of hers. She asked if he could name a single one of her songs. He couldn’t.


18 posted on 04/06/2010 11:00:38 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: LFOD

Modern baseball was created in Hawaii...


19 posted on 04/06/2010 11:01:36 AM PDT by FTJM
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To: FTJM

Nobama isn’t an expert in anything. But we’ve known that for some time now.


20 posted on 04/06/2010 11:02:05 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Texas resident

Oh yeah any player even their manger Ozzie Gullian


21 posted on 04/06/2010 11:02:24 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: circlecity

Well least one of Kim Jong 11 sons is Eric Clapton fan LOL!


22 posted on 04/06/2010 11:03:08 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: FTJM
We now know that he isn't playing for the home team. He may like the Sox because the GM’s (Kenny Williams) dad was a Black Panther. In the last couple of weeks, Ozzie, the manager, made some rather nasty remarks about Chavez in his native Venezuela which must have been “troublesome” to Obama. He did know who the owner of the Sox was which is weird. He can't name a player, but he does know the owners name.
23 posted on 04/06/2010 11:03:42 AM PDT by madinmadtown
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To: FTJM

24 posted on 04/06/2010 11:04:13 AM PDT by Bean Counter (I keeps mah feathers numbered, for just such an emergency...)
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To: FTJM

he and the state media knew he would be booed so he wore the stupid cap to have a excuse why he was booed.
he is very transparent in this case.


25 posted on 04/06/2010 11:04:51 AM PDT by ncalburt (e)
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To: FTJM

What the........


26 posted on 04/06/2010 11:07:04 AM PDT by screaming eagle2 (No matter what you call it,a pre-owned automobile is STILL A USED CAR!!!)
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To: FTJM
With that arm he couldn't have played for the Baltimore Black Sox!

The Baltimore Black Sox were a professional baseball team based out of Baltimore, Maryland which played in the Negro Leagues. The Black Sox started as an independent team in 1916 by George Rossiter and Charles Spedden. They were one of the original six teams to make up the Eastern Colored League in 1923.

In 1929, The Black Sox boasted the "Million Dollar Infield" of Jud "Boojum" Wilson (first baseman), Frank Warfield (second baseman), Oliver "Ghost" Marcelle (third baseman) and Sir Richard Lundy (shortstop). The nickname was given to them by the media because of the prospective worth had they been white players. The Black Sox won over 70% of their games during the 1929 season and won the American Negro League Championship.

During their only season in the East-West League, the Black Sox won the league championship.

In 1933, Joe Cambria took over ownership of the team and moved it into Gus Greenlee's new Negro National League. During that same year, the team moved its home games to Bugle Field. The team only lasted one year and disbanded. In 1934, another team entered the league using the Black Sox name, but it didn't meet with much success and disbanded after only one year.

On 6 September 2007, the Baltimore Orioles wore Black Sox uniforms in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Black Sox' 1932 championship season.

27 posted on 04/06/2010 11:07:08 AM PDT by Young Werther ("Quae cum ita sunt" Since these things are so!)
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To: FTJM

POSER. duh.


28 posted on 04/06/2010 11:07:42 AM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: FTJM

Calling it “Comiskey” is no gaffe, it’s actually good - plenty of real fans do that out of habit (old Comiskey was there practically from the beginning of baseball time, and new park was originally named Comiskey) or plain refuse to say “Cellular Field.” But there is no excuse for not being able to name a player - lame, even for the Lame-o-in-Chief


29 posted on 04/06/2010 11:10:32 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Bean Counter

>>Least qualified guy in any room he walks into, on any subject being discussed, including baseball.<<

Except when Old Joe is in the room. Then 0bambi is Einstein by comparison.


30 posted on 04/06/2010 11:12:03 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: FTJM

When I listened to that I was embarrassed for the guy.


31 posted on 04/06/2010 11:12:22 AM PDT by DManA
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To: FTJM

Zero’s more of a soccer guy, anyway.


32 posted on 04/06/2010 11:12:41 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: FTJM

So he’s invited to throw out the first pitch at a Nationals game, comes out in a Nationals jacket, puts on a White Sox cap at the last second and throws. He’s an ass and that’s just rude.


33 posted on 04/06/2010 11:12:55 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: FTJM

He fell in love with them in KoMINsky park.


34 posted on 04/06/2010 11:13:35 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

He called it CoMINskey.


35 posted on 04/06/2010 11:14:40 AM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Oh for pete’s sake - what a buffoon. Thanks for pointing that out for me - reading is a skill I don’t always excel at.


36 posted on 04/06/2010 11:16:18 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: DManA
re: He called it CoMINskey.

The pencil-necked communist just may have meant "Alinsky".

37 posted on 04/06/2010 11:17:10 AM PDT by ICAB9USA (If you want your dreams to come true, don't sleep quite so much ...............)
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To: FTJM

Dibble should have nailed him with some questions about Joe Rudi, Gene Tenace or Rollie Fingers and REALLY watched him start to fluster!

(of course I once knew a girl who was related to Rollie Fingers and had absolutely no idea who he was...”I think he played pro baseball or something”....)


38 posted on 04/06/2010 11:19:40 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Doc Savage

I was probably born a little later than you, and I’m a Cubs fan, not a Sox fan. I could sarcastically answer the question about how many Sox players I could name with the answer “None! They all sucked!” But, I do remember Carlton Fisk, Eric Soderholm, Harold Baines and Ron Kittle from the days when I really started following baseball.

But if you asked me my favorite Cubs players, I could tell you the entire lineup and rotation for the 1984 Chicago Cubs, and most of their reserves.

0bama is such a pandering whore it’s really disgusting. And he throws like a sissy girl.


39 posted on 04/06/2010 11:19:53 AM PDT by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

I liked his characterization of Cubs fans a sippers of wine in the stands. Only a dedicated lefty could bring class warfare to the National Pass Time.


40 posted on 04/06/2010 11:20:25 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Man50D

John Kerry was a blast! Lol

He was constantly trying to speak sports to be “one of the guys” and screwed it up every time. To me, it was one of the funniest parts of the election.

Buckeye football is the best football ever!, he cheered at a rally in Michigan. Lol what a dufus.

And now Obama is doing the same crap.

If you are not sincere then leave it alone. A sports fan will always know. Will these elitist, oh so superior, dummies never learn?


41 posted on 04/06/2010 11:20:57 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he would'nt and not doing what he said he would)
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To: FTJM

geeze...SOX won the WS in 2005. He could have said Ozzie Guillen and gotten away clean. Mark Buehrle & Paul Konerko were on that team and they’re with them today.

and I’m a CUBS fan and I absolutely have no clues about the White Sox.

That boy aint to quick on his feet.


42 posted on 04/06/2010 11:21:24 AM PDT by stylin19a (Never buy a putter until you first get a chance to throw it)
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To: FTJM
Because I uh .... I was growing up in Hawaii

Sure. Just an all-American kid, eh?
43 posted on 04/06/2010 11:22:10 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: henkster

Cubs fan eh? Must be a wine sipping effete snob.

Not like those gritty working class (multimillionaires) from the South Side.


44 posted on 04/06/2010 11:22:30 AM PDT by DManA
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To: FTJM

It seems “The One” who was supposed to be so smart and sophisticated is more like a puppet, who know nothing unless it is on a teleprompter.


45 posted on 04/06/2010 11:22:39 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (The 0bama regime represents an "Clear and Present Danger" to the US - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: stylin19a

course, they DID ask him about his favorite Sox player when he was growing up.

On 2nd thought, I’ll give him a pass.


46 posted on 04/06/2010 11:23:59 AM PDT by stylin19a (Never buy a putter until you first get a chance to throw it)
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To: FTJM

"So it is agreed. Coach Ditka has more knowledge in the smallest dirt particle in his right pinkie than obama has in his entire brain!"

47 posted on 04/06/2010 11:24:18 AM PDT by BerniesFriend (Sarah Palin-"Lord knows she's attractive" says bitter Andrea Mitchell and the rest of the MSM)
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To: DManA

If being an effete snob makes you a Cubs fan, I’m surprised 0bama isn’t in Wrigley. He lies again.


48 posted on 04/06/2010 11:27:54 AM PDT by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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To: henkster
Do they sell arugula in the confession stands?

I think Geoff's hope is that McCain loses to JD Hayworth in the primary and Hayworth takes the seat in the general.

49 posted on 04/06/2010 11:30:37 AM PDT by DManA
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To: FTJM

I think he’s showing what an insular life he’s lead and he comes out looking bland and colorless. It almost makes one think he was taken in hand and groomed to be the national clown. ;)


50 posted on 04/06/2010 11:30:58 AM PDT by 556x45
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