Sox invite Obama to the Cell for ’09

Sox GM Kenny Williams seemed quite moved by the election of Barack Obama.  And guess what?  He talked to the press about it

“It was a surreal moment,” said Williams, one of baseball’s two African-American general managers and a friend of Obama’s. “It was overwhelming and just a tremendous feeling of pride.

“The fact that Barack is biracial can bring us together in a much greater way than we can imagine.”

Williams’ Obama-fever moved him to extended an invite to Obama, who is a Sox fan, to throw out the first pitch in the opening game of the 2009 season

It won’t be the first time.  The president-elect was handed the ball for Game 2 of the 2005 ALCS against the Angels. 

“They were 0-1 at the time, but they won eight straight,” Obama told the Chicago Tribune in 2005. “I’m not saying there is a correlation, but I e-mailed [White Sox chairman Jerry] Reinsdorf and said if they start getting in a jam, my arm was rested. I was ready to go.”

Don’t expect to see any Barack action in Wrigley, though.  He’s made it clear he’s no Cub fan. 

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