The president is a White Sox fan however he marked the Cubs World Series triumph with joy, observing occasionally delicate unity at his final White House function
Barack Obama has twice stood before a jubilant crowd and declared: They said this day would not come.
The first was following a caucus victory that will lead him to become Americas first black president in January 2008, in Iowa.
The second was on Monday when, at his last official White House gathering, he welcomed the Chicago Cubs baseball team, victor of the World Series for the very first time in 108 years.
The comparison was less slight than first appeared. Obama noted that he’s hosted more than 50 winning teams during his eight years in office from baseball, basketball, American football and soccer.
He’s consistently seemed to relish the break in the heavy weights of managing foreign policy and the market. They’ve generally been activities in appeal and soft power jovial affairs, as well as a tacit acknowledgement that more people see the Super Bowl than any presidential discussion.
In a period when democratic standards are under incredible pressure, sport stays complete in the societal fabric.
Obama talked in the East Room, that was packaged with numerous men and women, many wearing tops Cubs baseball caps and jackets.
When theres other things going on, it’s worth remembering, he explained, because occasionally folks wonder why have you been spending time? that throughout our history sports has had this power to bring us together even when the countrys broken up.
Traditions and perspectives have altered in methods appear subtle but got us think about ourselves and who we were. This is a party as well as a game however there’s a direct line between Jackie Robinson and me standing here.
Robinson broke the colour barrier in 1947 by becoming the very first black player in Major League Baseball, playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers.