November 24th, 2008
11:29 AM ET
9 years ago

Inside baseball (Chicago-style)

CHICAGO (CNN) - The logistics for today's economic team rollout had a taste of Chicago baseball mixed in. The room was divided into two sides: reporters on the south side of the room have small White Sox tickets on their seats. Those on the north have tiny Cubs scraps of paper, complete with semi-official MLB insignias. The President-elect, of course, is a South Sider who roots for the Sox.

Filed under: Obama transition
soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Spencer/NY to VA

    For President-elect Obama to be a White Sox fan is good. God forbid he was a Cubs fan. The GOP will try to connect him with Mark Cuban and his inside trading.

    November 24, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  2. Obama Victim

    Nobama had a "loser" designation on his chair

    November 24, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  3. Tom in Delaware

    Except when he's rootin' for the Phillies...I mean the Rays...

    November 24, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  4. No Hillary = No Obama

    This is another reason Hillary Clinton should be President. Now we have to read and hear about all this sports nonsense, analogies and all this male indulgence. 225 years and we still have to put up with this.

    November 24, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  5. Milhouse van Houten

    Give me sunny Wrigley over whatever they call that park that the White Sox play in any day.

    November 24, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  6. Franky

    I forgot to mention, we are not the Cubs either, LOL!!! I love this city so much, LOL!!

    November 24, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  7. happy thanksgiving

    baseball, hotdogs, and apple pie, our baseballs fall apart because they are made in china, our hotdogs are full of preservatives that kill us, our apple pie has turned into pop tarts, just like our U. S. its all falling apart.

    November 24, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  8. Washington Observer

    It is fitting The Cubs always finish last and the White Sox ain;t much better

    November 24, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  9. RealityKing

    Dirty insider politics as usual.., change dems believe in.

    November 24, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  10. Steven


    Remember to vote for Jim Martin for Senate!

    Early voting is today, tomorrow, and Wednesday. Election day is December 2nd.

    I cast my vote today; the line was not very Democrat friendly. Get out your vote to help us on our way to a filibuster-proof majority!

    November 24, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  11. Texas Trail Kitty

    I love that our President-Elect has a sense of humor. I wish him all the success in the world as our country depends on it. Listen up Republican party, please, please don't stand in the way. We all know that you expected to rule America forever, but right now we really, really need to pull together, no matter how you feel about President Obama. As a liberal (and no, that is not a dirty word) I am behind him 100%.

    November 24, 2008 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  12. Judith, Ridgewood, NJ

    at last...a sense of appropriate humor...not withstanding the seriousness of the is good to laugh

    November 24, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  13. Hispanic for Obama

    Detroit Tigers will win the AL Central in 2009!

    November 24, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  14. Blue is my favourite colour

    Well, that's a very clever way to start a serious meeting–with a little levity beforehand so everyone knows they are among friends.

    Obama victim – go away, you're ruining this for me. If you loved the last 8 years–move to Georgia–the Soviet variety.

    November 24, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |