Presidential First: Obama to Visit Baseball Hall of Fame

Vincent Frank
Written by Vincent Frank

This is pretty interesting stuff. President Barack Obama will be the first sitting United States President to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York when he checks out the hallowed grounds later this week. 

The Hall of Fame was established in 1936, meaning that a total of 11 sitting president’s failed to visit the historical site during their time in office. Am I the only one that finds this interesting? After all, isn’t baseball “America’s Pastime?”

In any event, this didn’t stop some political pundits from questioning Obama’s visit. The Lonely Conservative pointed out that the Hall of Fame will be closed for the duration of Obama’s visitWell, it’s not like leaving the Hall of Fame open to the public when the president is visiting wouldn’t be a security issues, would it?

Photo: Chicago Tribune

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Vincent Frank

Vincent Frank

Editor-at-large, Sportsnaut.

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?” Rumi