That baseball that they play on the North Side of Chicago, that’s not “serious” baseball – at least not the way Barack Obama sees it.
Obama, a Southsider, was asked by ESPN’s Stuart Scott what would happen if both the Cubs and the White Sox made it to the World Series.
“I would be going,” Obama said.
“Who would you root for?” Scott asked.
“Oh, that’s easy,” Obama replied. “White Sox. (DUMB ANSWER)
“I’m not one of these fair weather fans,” the junior senator from Illinois and presumptive presidential nominee of the Democratic Party explained. “You go to Wrigley Field, you have a beer, beautiful people up there. People aren’t watching the game. It’s not serious. White Sox, that’s baseball. Southside.”
I like Obama and I respect the fact that he’s honest about his choosing the sox over the Cubs, but to imply that Cubs fans aren’t serious about their baseball is crazy! All the Chicago Cubs fans I know are very passionate and very knowledgeable about the game, I cant say the same thing about whitesox fans.
Not a very diplomatic thing to do and he should know there are a LOT more Cubs fans the sox fans and he better hope this doesnt cost him some votes, which it will.