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Obama and “Cominskey Field”?

by Jimbo

During the 2008 campaign, Candidate Obama made clear he was a White Sox fan. On numerous occasions he has been photographed wearing the team jacket, hat, etc. Last week, when he threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Tuesday’s All Star game, he was wearing a White Sox jacket.

But during an All Star game interview with Bob Costas


Obama referred to the former Sox stadium as “Cominskey Field”. (For you non-Sox fans, the correct name is Comiskey Park.)

Now it so happens that I’m a lifelong White Sox fan and I can assure you that it is IMPOSSIBLE for a Sox fan to make that mistake. It would be like a Boston Red Sox fan calling their stadium “Fernsway Field” instead of Fenway Park.

(I know of one other person who calls it Cominskey rather than Comiskey. But he’s a Yankee fan from New Jersey, so we can cut him a little slack on Chicago sports nomenclature. And even he knows that it’s “Park” not “Field”)

While there’s some modest humor in this, it also raises several profound questions.

1. Why does President Obama feel it necessary to pretend he’s a White Sox fan?

2. What sort of person engages in a deception of this nature?

3. And finally, most frightening of all, what if President Obama is secretly a Cubs fan?

(The usual heckle after witnessing a mess like this would be, “don’t quit your day job.” But in this case we will not only make an exception, we implore you, QUIT YOUR DAY JOB! )



  1. Kommander-in-Thief

    July 18th, 2009

    By calling it Cominsky Field, d’oh Bummer is inadvertently alluding to his Stalinist roots. Next, it’ll be Trotski Stadium, then Lenin Yard, then Che Stadium.

    This guy’s as much of a poseur as JFK (John Freakin’ Kerry), who tried to pass himself off as a Red Sox fan by mentioning one of his favorite players, “Manny Ortiz”. Manny Ramirez quit the Sox last season in disgust, and David Ortiz joined the Swiftboat Veterans Action Committee in protest.

    Pansies listen up: stay away from baseball!

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  2. innominatus

    July 18th, 2009

    Well, Obama throws like a Cubs fan! [/ducks for cover]

    (Yeah, this Giants fan is still a little peeved about that whole Dusty Baker thing.)

    PS – I think he was distracted by a big round booty and had Monica Lewinsky daydreams as he was trying to pronounce “Comiskey”

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  3. Poodleskirt

    July 18th, 2009

    He was, is, and always will be a product of the Chicago Machine, which is basically a euphemism for LIAR!

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  4. Poodleskirt

    July 18th, 2009

    P.S. My knowledge of baseball is limited to the Pirates games my grandmother used to listen to on the radio when I was little, so I don’t know much beyond Bill Mazeroski, Roberto Clemente and Willie Stargell. And I’ve been to Chicago only once in my life.

    But, guess what? Even I knew it was Comiskey Park. Maybe it’s part of American history, or even geography, or just part of being an American, but even I knew it wasn’t Cominsky Field.

    This dovetails perfectly with Peter in UK’s article.

    Who is the guy in the Oval Office? I really mean it — who is he?

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  5. vichyswaz

    July 18th, 2009

    I am currently a huge Minneapolis Twins fan.. my all-time favorite twins player is Durwood Kirby.

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  6. jobim

    July 18th, 2009

    It was the old cliche that soldiers would ask potential enemy combatants easily answered American culture questions when captured (to test their claims of being an american.)
    Obama would have been shot – oh, if it were only TRUE!

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  7. jupaczyn

    July 18th, 2009

    Answers to questions:

    1. That’s what liars do, lie, even about minor things.

    2. A malignant narcissist liar.

    3. You White Sox fans will just have to take that up with him. Personally, I’m a Reds fan.

    And I agree, he should quit his day job… immediately.

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  8. NObaMAS

    July 18th, 2009

    Obama is the Manchurian Candidate programmed by Saul Alinsky and Bill Ayers author of Dreams From My Father Bomber. Since Alinsky isn’t ever far from Obama’s mind, it’s easy to understand how he would get confused and say Cominsky Field. Give the guy a break.

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  9. I_pwn_moonbatz

    July 18th, 2009

    I heard from GGL that he was booed on the field, and threw like a 12-year-old girl.

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  10. velvethammer

    July 18th, 2009

    What about Obama’s ‘mom pants’? I saw a video where a gay fashion (something or the other) was dissing him for wearing those high waisted, high water jeans.
    Can’t get much worse.
    O blew his alleged cool factor in a single swoop with 4 1/2ft of denim.

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  11. Amusing_Bunni

    July 19th, 2009

    He is a poser and a liar!
    I agree with all the above commenters too!
    ESP. Jobim! (One can dream)

    I am north sider, gotta root for CUBS, but even I know that he mispronounced the names of sox….what an asshat commie tool.

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  12. Maxx

    July 19th, 2009

    He couldn’t even get the ball to home plate. What a weak pussy. This is one baseball fan who made a huge mistake voting for this guy. Can I make it up by voting that he never throws out the first pitch again?

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  13. jimbo

    July 20th, 2009

    Thank you all for your thoughtful comments. I was just attempting to use my background as a Sox fan to point out an anomaly regarding our President.

    Your comments have added a great deal of insight to this topic.

    BTW – Help! I am a text only person. Is there anybody out there who can do computer graphics or draw cartoons and would like to collaborate on political humor. Timely smart-ass satire can stop Obama/Pelosi and save the world!

    email me at notlobotomized@gmail.com

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  14. John H

    July 20th, 2009

    As a lifelong White Sox fan (I’ve been following them since before 0bama got here from Kenya), I wish he would say he was a Cubs fan.

    Incidentally, it’s been US Cellular Field since 2003. If 0bama was a real White Sox fan, he’d have known that. (For that matter, the real Comiskey Park was torn down in 1991 and is now the parking lot, as far as I’m concerned.)

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  15. Jason

    July 27th, 2009

    I put up a video of Pres Obama at the allstar game set to “obama in moms pants” by greg morton

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  16. Boobie The Rocket Dog

    August 21st, 2009

    Pity – Jason’s video is gone now. 082109

    And, it ain’t about the jeans . . . it’s about the ass in them. Not to mention the needled__k.

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