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Obama Stays Loyal to White Sox During Boston Trip

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    President Barack Obama visited Boston Wednesday, the same day the Red Sox will try to clinch a World Series title, but that didn't mean he was willing to change Sox.

    Obama opened his speech by saying "maybe next year the other Sox ... you can hope, you can dream."

    Obama spokesman Josh Earnest said the president is staying neutral in the Red Sox-St. Louis Cardinals series, but noted Obama lived in Boston while attending Harvard, and 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 and is mindful of the effect his security entourage has on the public and never considering attending the game.

    Obama has made no bones about his loyalty to the White Sox over the years, and has thrown out the first pitch at U.S. Cellular Field.