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July 18, 2009

Seems the MLB bosses didn’t want Obama to wear a Sox jacket at the All-Star game (UPDATE)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox,MLB — The Wizard @ July 18, 2009 1:35 pm
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Paul Sullivan (h/t David Caplan):

Axelrod said he had a long talk with Obama before the game because some Major League Baseball executives weren’t happy about the decision.

“There was a big controversy,” he said. “I think Major League Baseball wanted him to wear the All-Star jacket, and he was intent on wearing his White Sox jacket. He prevailed in that.

Go Sox!

BTW, here’s Ozzie’s reaction to Obama’s pitch: “He threw better than (Clayton) Richard’s last outing,” Guillen quipped.

UPDATE: Jerry Reinsdorf confirms it:

It sounded like Major League baseball officials were trying to get him to wear the All-Star jacket.

Yeah, there were people in St. Louis that weren’t real happy he was going to wear our jacket. Some baseball people wanted an All-Star type jacket or even a Cardinal jacket. He said, ‘I’m a White Sox fan. I’m going to wear my White Sox jacket.’

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