Obama Given Red Sox Hat by Boston Mayor, Doesn’t Wear It

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
October 30, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

President Barack Obama was given a Boston Red Sox hat by Mayor Thomas Menino after Obama landed in the city on Wednesday.

The Red Sox are in the World Series, with game 6 happening tonight at 8 p.m.

Obama is in town to attend a fundraiser in Weston, as well as give a speech about healthcare at Faneuil Hall. He also previewed a statue honoring Bill Russell, which will be unveiled on November 1.

Obama is a White Sox fan, and reports indicated that he had not worn the Red Sox hat.

The White House said earlier today that Obama did not consider attending the World Series game tonight, reported Peter Wilson of WBZ-TV

Obama will watch the game on television.

As Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick introduced Obama at the Faneuil Hall, Patrick was wearing a Red Sox hat. ‘How’s Red Sox nation this afternoon?” he asked.

But Obama still wasn’t wearing the hat when he started speaking.

Fans believe that Obama should wear it.

“Obama better wear that Red Sox hat,” said one on Twitter. “I know he likes the White Sox, but they didn’t make it.”

 

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.