Despite the chatter from the right, slanted news reports, and the ramblings of the Republican presidential candidate himself, Barack Obama’s 30 minute infomercial will not ruin the start of the 2008 World Series. But silly things like facts didn’t stop John McCain from tossing out a wild pitch to fans in Pennsylvania yesterday, telling the crowd, “No one will delay the World Series with an infomercial when I’m president.” Whiff! Joe Buck, the Fox executive responsible for the ad buy, told the Politico that the network isn’t delaying the first pitch, they’re just “suspending” the bullshit baseball fans don’t care about: the pre-game fluff. Buck explains:
“We didnâ€™t push back the game at all,” he said. He also said Obama had initially arranged to buy the time only if the Series were over before Game Six (in fact, a rain-delayed Game Five will continue tomorrow night), but Fox then decided to sell the campaign the time whether or not the game was played.”
In honor of the McCain camp for going there and actually attempting to politicize “America’s Pastime,” here’s the official ‘World Series Fans for Obama’ logo.