(Tea Party PAC) – Many sports teams with left-wing players have made a big fuss over not visiting the White House to celebrate winning championships, and this week, Trump hilariously trolled teams in a tweet touting the Boston Red Sox’s recent bout of success.
“Has anyone noticed that all the Boston @RedSox have done is WIN since coming to the White House!” Trump tweeted Monday morning. “Others also have done very well. The White House visit is becoming the opposite of being on the cover of Sports Illustrated! By the way, the Boston players were GREAT guys!”
Has anyone noticed that all the Boston @RedSox have done is WIN since coming to the White House! Others also have done very well. The White House visit is becoming the opposite of being on the cover of Sports Illustrated! By the way, the Boston players were GREAT guys!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 13, 2019
The Washington Post notes that since visiting the White House, the team has been doing quite well:
How notable is Boston’s recent success? Since the Red Sox visited the White House on May 9, four other MLB teams are undefeated: the Astros (3-0), Pirates (3-0), Braves (3-0) and Mets (2-0). Among those five, the Mets have been the most impressive, outscoring opponents 15-3, a figure that implies they would win 95 percent of games under these circumstances, according to The Post’s statmeister/numbers wrangler Neil Greenberg. The Red Sox outscored Seattle 34-8 during their three-game sweep, a margin that would suggest a .934 win rate.
Boston’s wins came at home at the expense of the 20-23 Mariners, who are now third in the American League West. Based on what we know about both teams to this point of the season, we would expect Boston to sweep a three-game series against Seattle at home almost 20 percent of the time.
Being the Washington Post, however, they can’t help but feebly attempt to “fact check” Trump’s joke about Sports Illustrated.
Trump’s claim that “others also have done very well” and that he’s the antithesis to the fabled Sports Illustrated cover jinx that has hounded teams and athletes over the years is harder to quantify because so many championship teams visit the White House during their offseasons. The Houston Astros visited in March 2018, shortly before their post-World Series season began. The Super Bowl-winning Patriots don’t have a date for their 2019 visit yet; their last trip came in April 2017. The Clemson football team has visited twice, in June of 2017 (after winning the national title just weeks before Trump took office) and this January, when the president made headlines for serving players a fast-food smorgasbord.
This is the same outlet that fact-checked said “fast-food smorgasbord” for how accurate it was to Trump’s assessment that there’d be hamburgers piled a “mile high.”
FACT CHECK: At two inches each, a thousand burgers would not reach one mile high.
Thank you Washington Post.