Meet me in Chicago, come 2016.
More about baseball -- in an update:
Tokyo fears Barack Obama's election gives Chicago edge for 2016 - SI.com - Olympics Japanese Olympic officials fear the election of Barack Obama as U.S. president could make his home city of Chicago the favorite to host the 2016 Olympic Games and harm Tokyo's bid.
(See comment about the PM that is a 1976 Olympian and shooter.)
Tokyo, Chicago, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro are the four cities in the running to host the 2016 Games.
'I wonder how IOC members will react when Mr. Obama appears in a presentation for Chicago,' Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda told Japanese media Wednesday.
The IOC will name the 2016 host at its general assembly in October next year.
'Mr. Obama is popular and good at speeches, so things could get tough for Japan,' said senior JOC board member Tomiaki Fukuda.
Could Obama election help baseball in Olympics?
With Barack Obama in the White House, baseball officials think their sport could have a better chance of getting back into the Olympics.
Read the full story at http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/baseball/mlb/11/05/gm.meetings.wednesday.ap/index.html
This is silly if you ask me. Obama will be much less of a friend to baseball than George W. Bush -- a former MLB owner himself. Perhaps baseball can get a break from W. Now that W is with some spare time on his hands, he can go out and stump for his most favorite sport and not need to worry about the goings on with Team USA -- err -- the Nation.