Philadelphia Phillies’ Rollins bats for Obama

November 4, 2008

PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia Phillies’ shortstop Jimmy Rollins, whose team won the baseball World Series last week, is hoping for a victory from Barack Obama on Tuesday.

Rollins, whose team beat the Tampa Bay Rays to clinch their first series victory since 1980, introduced Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden at his final rally before election day in Philadelphia.

“Tomorrow is an opportunity to make history again. We took the curse off by winning the championship. Now it’s time to take the curse off America,” Rollins said.

“Go out there and vote Obama. Go out there and vote so that we can have the next vice president — Mr. Joe Biden, who happens to be a great Phillies fan,” said Rollins.

The Delaware senator, who was born in Pennsylvania, said his “Phillies mad” wife had stayed off the campaign trail last week to watch the World Series.

“Now it is time for the rest of us to go and bat for Joe Biden and Barack Obama,” said Jill Biden, sporting her new red Phillies baseball jacket.

Rollins also presented Biden with a jersey, which said simply: “Biden 08.”

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