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Life Imitates Presidential Interviews

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Sorry if someone else has already pointed this out, but I just realized something kind of interesting. In 2008, then President Bush was asked about baseball in an interview with Politico. After all, he was the former co-owner of the Texas Rangers. Check out this excerpt: Q: Mr. President, I know you're going to hate this, but I'm hoping that we may twist your arm and talk about baseball for just a moment. (Laughter.) Mr. President, you're a Major League Baseball team owner again. Everyone is a free agent. You have a Yankees-like wallet. Who is your first position player? Who's your pitcher? THE PRESIDENT: That's a great question. I like Ottley [sic] from the Philadelphia Phillies. He's a middle infielder, which is always -- you know, they say you have strength up the middle -- there's nothing better than having a good person up the middle that can hit. And Roy Halladay from the Toronto Blue Jays is a great pitcher. He's a steady guy, he burns up innings. Except for the fact that the idiots at Politico spelled Chase Utley's name wrong (the horror!), it strikes me that we now have both these players. Strange no?

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