Skip to comments.Cardinals Manager Says Team Never Got White House Call After Series Win
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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That's because baseball is an American sport and Obama is a citizen of the world.
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.
Too bad there isn’t a ‘Like’ button on here.
Not his voter base.
Wear that NON-call as a BADGE of Honor! Be Thankful. You must NOT have been of any use to the ONE.
Not a Cardinal or Tony fan, but, it’s things like this that simply add to the image of incompetence of the current administration.
Who’d WANT a call from Hussein? I can’t imagine.
If Obama were to call me, I’m not so sure I’d want to answer the phone.
Ron Washington would have gotten a call.
He was too busy fundraising.
I’m sure that BO was so disappointed that Texas did not win - after all, we do seem to be his fav state!
Let me guess: someone in the Cardinal’s organization or on the team once made a contribution to a Republican somewhere?
To paraphrase Bill Parcells “Obama wouldn’t know if a baseball was stuffed with feathers or blown up”.
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.
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.
I don’t see the big deal. Who cares if the president calls the winner of a game or not?
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.
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.
Ha ha ha ha ha - this picture says it all.
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)
“I believe both Tony LaRussa and Albert Pujols spoke at a Glenn Beck rally - thats probably reason enough for this bunch in the White House.”
What have the Cardinals done for ubama ... lately?
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.
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.
Missouri voted for McCain. ‘Nuf said.
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.
not getting a call from Obama?...don’t see the downside here.
Knowing Barry as we do, I would bet cash money
he’s involved himself in the NBA strike negotiations.
He probably blames the game of baseball for his Dukakis in the tank / Kerry in the astronaut tube appearance :-> ... all dims.
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.
I am PROUD that Obama did not call the Cardinals after they won.
Maybe Obummer has seen the polling from Missouri and doesn’t want to waste his time.
Was it one of the bat boys playing a Gibson Guitar? /sarc
You wanted change!
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.
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.
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.
I’m guessing that Ron Washington is gay....right?
Excuuuuuuuuuuuuse me nooby, but I did not vote for that arrogant pos and you don’t know if Tony LaRussa did either
Presidents have called the Clubhouses of the winners as long as I can remember!!
>>>>>>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 Bidens 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.
How many Muslims on the roster?
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.
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.