The Politics Of Baseball: White Sox Fans In Office
Richard M. Daley has proudly carried on the family tradition of White Sox fandom. A season ticket holder, he posed for a magazine cover in a Sox hat, and even appeared in a team ad, holding up a "bunt" sign from his seat.
Barack Obama is a Sox fan, too. During the presidential campaign, he followed games on his BlackBerry, and he wore a Sox jersey with his baggy jeans when he threw out the first pitch at last year's All-Star game. He even called Mark Buehrle last summer to congratulate the pitcher on his perfect game. In the tradition of the fan who brought a "Yuppie Scum Go Back to Wrigley" sign to Sox Park, Obama trashed the Cubs' dilettante fans and their toy ballpark.