LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- As Election Day draws near and the political climate continues to heat up, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory has uncovered one issue that both presidential candidates have endorsed – baseball!
Autographed baseballs from each candidate, President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney, are now currently on display at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. This unique, one-of-a-kind display mixes politics and America's pastime, while capturing the passion of the upcoming election.
Regardless of who is elected this November, a "Sox" fan will be sitting in the Oval Office next year. And while both Obama and Romney share a love for baseball, they differ on which "Sox" team to cheer. President Obama's favorite team is the Chicago White Sox and he's even thrown out the first pitch at home games. Meanwhile, Romney, the former Governor of Massachusetts, does not hide his love for the Boston Red Sox.
Earlier this year, the White Sox/Red Sox rivalry intensified when Boston traded team captain and fan favorite Kevin Youkilis to Chicago. During a speech in Boston, President Obama jokingly thanked the Red Sox for trading Youkilis to his team. The crowd rallied with boos and his remarks were followed by comments from Romney in support of his beloved Red Sox.
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