After reading this –
President Obama was sufficiently gracious in welcoming the World Champion New York Yankees to the White House today, as he has done for other winning teams from other leagues. But he did include a bit more snark in his remarks than usual, acknowledging the polarizing nature of Major League Baseball’s all-time winningest franchise.
Afterwards, the Yankees professed to be awestruck by their visit to the White House, even veterans like Derek Jeter who has visited four times before. But he did warn the president not to take too many more pot shots at the pinstripers.
“He better be careful with that. There are a lot of Yankee fans that vote,” the Yankee captain told reporters after the event.
And remembering this –
… I thought, “Huh. Is he…? No.”