Jason Collins

For fan in chief Obama, a Chicago champion caps his own record run

For fan in chief Obama, a Chicago champion caps his own record run

The Obama presidential library might need a special wing for all the memorabilia sports teams have given him, but by his own assessment, no team has delivered the sort of mementos the Chicago Cubs did Monday.

Among the tributes: a “midnight pardon” for a Chicago sports fan whose baseball loyalties are for that city’s other baseball team, the White Sox. Add to that a “44” tile from the historic Wrigley Field scoreboard, an all-access pass to the ballpark, a “W” flag signed by the team and a pair of jerseys which, like the tile, were emblazoned with his presidential number.

“Best swag I’ve gotten as president,” Obama said.

When the Cubs ended their...

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