White Sox first baseman and team captain Paul Konerko commended Obama for displaying his fanhood without reservation.
“I thought it was a pretty bold move on his part,” Konerko said, “because it’s going to bring into play the questions that come around — none of which are really life and death questions or that important — but he could’ve just gone out there with a Major League Baseball jacket on and called it a day.
“We knew he was a fan before that, but it’s nice to see him basically kind of stick his neck out there a little bit. Because now, most politicians or presidents, the grayer an answer you can give, the better. And that’s not gray. He wore our team’s jacket out there. You don’t see that much.”
And Ozzie’s take:
Guillen took notice of President Barack Obama wearing a Sox jacket while throwing the ceremonial first pitch at the All-Star Game. “It’s something I feel proud of,” Guillen said. “It’s something every White Sox fan should feel proud of. I hope baseball fans don’t take it the wrong way, especially the [the Cubs]. He’s a fan. I got a lot of e-mails and a lot of phone calls from Venezuela watching the game. Hopefully we play good enough to make him feel proud of this ballclub. That’s our wish. Hopefully in October, we win in the playoffs and then he shows up and is part of this. Or have an Obama night, we can bring 40,000 people once a week and get more money to sign more people.”
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