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Sunday, July 20, 2008

N.Y. Times: McCain Through the Yankee Prism (RR)

The Yankees were playing the Oakland Athletics in 92-degree heat, and for Mr. McCain, now the presumptive Republican nominee for president after vanquishing Mr. Giuliani and others in the primaries, the game offered an unusual diversion from the rigors and predictability of the campaign trail. He arrived in New York on Friday afternoon to do the Conan O’Brien Show, and spent Saturday in the Hamptons at a pair of fundraisers, including a dinner event at the waterside estate of the billionaire Ronald Perelman.

Before the game on Sunday, Mr. McCain, with Mr. Giuliani in tow, chatted on the field with Joe Girardi, manager of the Yankees, and Bob Geren, manager of the A’s. He also toured Monument Park, where plaques honor Yankee greats beyond the center field wall. When the game began, he and Mr. Giuliani settled into a front-row box seat right next to the Yankees’ dugout, munching on hot dogs.

On the field, Mr. Geren asked Mr. McCain about the experience of running for president. “It’s like being in Double A and all of a sudden you’re playing in Yankee Stadium,” Mr. McCain replied.

Hey…Washington made it out of Trenton.

Repoz Posted: July 20, 2008 at 08:07 PM | 20 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Rich Posted: July 20, 2008 at 09:38 PM (#2865798)
If McCain loses, maybe he can get his wife to buy him a baseaball team.
   2. Xander Posted: July 20, 2008 at 09:53 PM (#2865809)
Did everyone bend over backwards to compliment him on being a war-hero or can we stop that already?
   3. TerpNats Posted: July 20, 2008 at 11:10 PM (#2865889)
I take it McCain is a D'backs fan, while we know Obama roots for the Chisox. And like the D'backs, McCain had a relatively easy path to the postseason (weak division) compared to the Sox (imagine the Twins as Hillary Clinton, though maybe the Tigers would be a better analogy -- lots of money, some bad decisions).
   4. Swoboda is freedom Posted: July 20, 2008 at 11:14 PM (#2865892)
How is this a diversion from the campaign trail. He goes with a campaign surrogate, gets lot of free press attention, This is no different from doing Conan, except a little warmer.
   5. RJ in TO Posted: July 20, 2008 at 11:16 PM (#2865893)
I look forward to the rational discussion that will undoubtedly occur in a thread featuring <strike>two</strike> three things people love to hate - McCain, the Yankees, and Giuliani.

I think I'll use the heat of the inevitable flamewar to make me some virtual popcorn.
   6. Walt Davis Posted: July 20, 2008 at 11:45 PM (#2865913)
the game offered an unusual diversion from the rigors and predictability of the campaign trail.

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that every presidential candidate since, what, Teddy Roosevelt has done this during their campaign.

we know Obama roots for the Chisox

Ewww. I hadn't thought of this before. Can I really vote for a Sox fan?
   7. robinred Posted: July 21, 2008 at 12:01 AM (#2865929)
Ewww. I hadn't thought of this before. Can I really vote for a Sox fan?


This raises the question: which group is most over-represented at BTF relative to America as a whole?

a. Mets fans
b. Cubs fans
c. Liberals
d. Libertarians
e. Yankees fans
f. Red Sox fans
g. Smartasses
h. Steroid Apologists
i. Billy Beane fanboys
j. Steroid Hawks
k. Indie music afficionados
l. Billy Beane haters
m. Conservatives who think there are too many Liberals here
n. all of these
   8. larkin4HoF Posted: July 21, 2008 at 03:15 AM (#2866099)
I would have to go with G and K.
   9. The District Attorney Posted: July 21, 2008 at 03:17 AM (#2866102)
“It’s like being in Double A and all of a sudden you’re playing in Yankee Stadium,” Mr. McCain replied.
I see what he did there.
   10. The Most Interesting Man In The World Posted: July 21, 2008 at 03:28 AM (#2866108)
I'll go with D and K.
   11. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: July 21, 2008 at 03:43 AM (#2866115)
I'll go with D and K.
Yup. Suggesting that BTF is not particularly different from the internets at large.

I'd add o) dudes.

And p) rich people.
   12. ian Posted: July 21, 2008 at 03:48 AM (#2866117)
i. Billy Beane fanboys

-- (bb fanboy)
   13. Random Transaction Generator Posted: July 21, 2008 at 03:51 AM (#2866120)
As McCain toured monument park, he was heard to mutter while pointing at various plaques:
"That kid was really annoying. That guy there, he used to deliver newspapers to our house when he was a kid. I remember that kid when he was in the minors. Hey, how come there aren't any Highlanders and Orioles in here? I loved watching them play!"
   14. Rich Posted: July 21, 2008 at 04:03 AM (#2866123)
And p) rich people.


The ad rates just went up.
   15. Ozzie's gay friend Posted: July 21, 2008 at 05:55 AM (#2866195)
Wow Ron Pearlman's kind of a big "get" for McCain no?

I thought he was a big DLC guy, but he's probably more of a Dick Morris Clinton-crony type.
   16. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: July 21, 2008 at 06:07 AM (#2866197)
Wow Ron Pearlman's kind of a big "get" for McCain no?
Hellboy?
   17. Ozzie's gay friend Posted: July 21, 2008 at 06:15 AM (#2866200)
Hellboy?


Revlon guy.
   18. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: July 21, 2008 at 06:23 AM (#2866203)
Revlon guy.
That's Ron Perelman.

That's kinda coincidental, though. One guy is "Revlon guy", the other is famous for wearing makeup (That Beauty And The Beast show, Hellboy)

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