Obama thanks Boston for trading Youkilis to White Sox

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Obama thanks Boston for trading Youkilis to White Sox

Count President Obama among those White Sox fans happy to have Kevin Youkilis at the hot corner on the South Side.

Obama, never shy about talking sports, was in Boston's Symphony Hall for a campaign fundraiser Monday night when near the end of his speech, he just couldn't resist.

From Politico:
"Finally, Boston I just want to say Thank you for Youkilis," he said. "I'm just saying, he had to change the color of his soxha, ha."But after the audience outcry, he quickly added,"I didn't think I'd get any boos out of here... You've got to know your crowd."

Hey Mr. President, are you sure they weren't saying "Yoooouk!"?

Ortiz quells comeback speculation: 'My playing time has expired'

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Ortiz quells comeback speculation: 'My playing time has expired'

Forget that cryptic Tweet to the Globe. David Ortiz isn't walking through that door, fans. At least not as a player.

"My playing time has already expired," Ortiz told ESPN Deportes. "Baseball is not something that you wake up today and you say, 'I'll play tomorrow.' Baseball is something that carries a lot of sacrifice, a lot of preparation, and there is a reason why we train the entire year to play it, practice every day, especially during the season, because it is a sport of consistency."

No one really thought he was contemplating a comeback, but last week he Tweeted this . . .

. . . and that raised hopes that he'd changed his mind.

Not so.