Last month, the Phightin' Phillies were supposed to meet President Obama at The White House, but as we all remember, the passing of Harry Kalas one day earlier postponed the event. So today (5/15) the victors got the spoils. Additionally, they would have been the first team to be at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, but due to the tragic circumstances, were beaten by the UConn Huskies women's basketball team and the North Carolina Tar Heels men's hoopsters (of whom the term "Barack-etology" meant something.) Technically, they did become the first professional team to be honored under President Obama, the Steelers - his favorite football team - is next for winning Super Bowl Ex-El-Eye-Eye-Eye.
And in the tradition as old as time, the most famous Chicago White Sox fan recieved a Opening Night gold-trimmed jersey (pictured on the left) and an autographed baseball, plus being born in Hawai'i, he got to do a one-on-one with Shane Victorino. He later joked to Jimmy Rollins that he wanted one of those gaudy World Series rings as well.