On the Yankees’ off day before squaring off against the Orioles on Tuesday, the 2009 World Series champs paid a visit to the White House to be congratulated by President Barack Obama.
“It's been nine years since your last title, which must have seemed like an eternity for Yankees fans,” Obama said, adding: “Some teams would be just fine with a spell like that. The Cubs, for example.”
For the core four, Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera, it was their third president they’ve met and the fifth time they’ve been honored in the White House.
I don’t know about you, but I like having a President who knows a thing or two about sports. He’s a White Sox fan, but I forgive him.