Yankee, go home! 

Oh, the arrogance!                              (ap photo)

The 2009 World Series Champion (whatever) New York Yankees were at the White House today, getting a little tour and meeting the president. It's a familiar ritual -- this time in the East Room, owing to inclement weather.

Usually, the visiting championship team presents the president with a special jersey -- either numbered 1 or 44 (as in 44th POTUS). But noooo -- not the New York Yankees. They brought Obama a #27 jersey -- the number of world championships the team has won.

President Obama summed it up:

"This is a team that goes down to spring training every year expecting to win it all -- and more often than not, you guys get pretty close. Of course, if I had Rivera, I’d get pretty close, too. My White Sox would get close every year," Obama said.

He added, "That attitude, that success, has always made the Yankees easy to love -- and, let’s face it, easy to hate as well."

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