Obama in Boston on World Series day, stays neutral

Obama in Boston on World Series day, stays neutral

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US President Barack Obama is given a Boston Red Sox cap by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino upon arriving at Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts, on October 30, 2013. Obama arrived in Boston to deliver remarks on the importance of providing all Americans with quality, affordable health insurance and the experience in Massachusetts, which passed its bipartisan health care law in 2006. AFP Photo/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

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by NEDRA PICKLER

AP

Posted on October 30, 2013 at 3:51 PM

(AP) — President Barack Obama came to town on World Series game day but he's avoiding the crowds at Fenway Park.

Obama spokesman Josh Earnest says Obama is mindful of the effect his security entourage has on the public and never considering attending the game.

Earnest said Obama wouldn't abandon his loyalty to the Chicago White Sox to cheer on either the Boston Red Sox or the St. Louis Cardinals. But Earnest noted that Obama lived in Boston while attending Harvard so understands the city's excitement over the prospect of winning the series at Fenway for the first time in 95 years.

Boston Mayor Tom Menino greeted Obama upon Air Force One's arrival and handed him a Red Sox cap.

Earnest says he would bet money his boss will be watching on television.

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