WASHINGTON – When President Obama welcomed the 2016 World Series champion Chicago Cubs to the White House on Monday, the outgoing commander-in-chief and the potential dynasty intersected for just one afternoon, yet created an atmosphere that transcended many titlists’ Oval Office visits.
Obama, a former resident of Chicago and avid White Sox fan, was as entertaining as ever with his speech, ribbing the team with one-liners galore while ultimately paying tribute to the Cubs’ success and gracefully accepting the standard team jersey. But there was a part of his speech that brought a calming feeling across the room.
Cubs, world champions at last, visit White House for first time in 129 years
“Sports has the power to bring us together, even when the country is divided,” says Obama.
ByL Adam Woodard USA Today Sports
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