Thursday, November 06, 2008

ESPN reports Obama to throw out first pitch for White Sox

White Sox invite Obama to throw out '09 first pitch

President-elect Barack Obama has quite the to-do list before settling into the White House in January. By April, the White Sox hope there's room on his agenda for the Opening Day pitch.

"I'll make an executive decision right now," general manager Ken Williams said Wednesday at baseball's GM meetings in California. "Let this be a formal invitation: If he would like to throw out the first pitch on Opening Day next year, we can find a spot for him."

The American League Central champion White Sox open the season April 6 at U.S. Cellular Field against Kansas City.

A longtime White Sox fan -- who has said that he's not also a Cubs fan -- the Illinois Democrat has taken the mound on the South Side in the past, throwing out the first pitch prior to Game 2 of the 2005 AL Championship Series.

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