May 15th, 2009
02:16 PM ET
5 years ago

Phillies visit White House

The 2008 World Series Champions posed for photos with Obama after presenting him with a personalized 'Obama 44' jersey.
The 2008 World Series Champions posed for photos with Obama after presenting him with a personalized 'Obama 44' jersey.


WASHINGTON (CNN)
–The Philadelphia Phillies, winner of the 2008 Major League Baseball World Series Championship, met with President Obama Friday at the White House.

Led by manager Charlie Manuel, the Phillies posed for photos with Obama after presenting him with a personalized "Obama 44" jersey and a cased baseball.

Obama congratulated the champions on their season.

"What an unbelievable run it was, full of come from behind wins," Obama said. "This is an underdog team that loved to prove their prognosticators wrong.

"We share something in common then, because no one thought I was going to win either," he added, laughing.


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soundoff (83 Responses)
  1. A little sad

    demwitliberalwithhisheaduphisass May 15th, 2009 3:13 pm ET

    Automaker makes big cut as part of plan to drop 40% of dealer network. Many are expected to leave business this year.

    Obama is a wonderful president with a plan to save jobs!!!

    *******************************************

    Unfortunately, it will take a while to fix what was broken when Obama entered office. The automakers were on the skids last year.

    May 15, 2009 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  2. J.P.

    No Mike, you're wrong... 44 is the average number of rabid, spittle-inducing comments and death threats you'll receive from Jim Jones' followers, er uh, I mean the Obamunists who post here.

    Can we get Obama worship declared the snake-handling, holy-roller "born-again" religion that it clearly is and get it banned from schools?

    May 15, 2009 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  3. mike

    Have a nice weekend everyone!

    May 15, 2009 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  4. tjb

    to all you republicans there will never be a jersey that says palin 45

    May 15, 2009 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    So when i read the comments here, all i find is "(Obama)FED Government should stay out of our lives", "Obama want big government", At the same time, these same people are OK with FED government to involve in other countries matters and telling them what they can or cannot do. I still don't get understand the Republicans way of thinking. It's arrogance at its best.

    May 15, 2009 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  6. Josh

    Please, who actually buys into the crap that he wasn't "supposed" to win. The media was on their knees for that man and got all the people that never vote to get out there and vote for a man they had no clue on what he stood for.

    May 15, 2009 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  7. No Hope

    Obama get to work, quit taking gifts for what you think you are. You think you are a leader, BUT YOU ARE WRONG, this country is leaderless with the lieing democrates in charge.

    May 15, 2009 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  8. Dee, NJ

    Pres "O", Congrat's U Phillie Fans! White america, Pres Obama is your President NOT your lost!

    May 15, 2009 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
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