Almost certainly not. But Bob Klapisch thinks he did! Via BobKlap on Twitter: "Hard to believe Prez Obama's snub of A-Rod was anything but intentional." Big League Stew did a little digging and learned that Obama indeed didn't mention A-Rod by name, but did mention four other Yankees (Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada, Derek Jeter, and Mark Teixeira). But he also didn't explicitly recognize CC Sabathia, a pretty important member of last year's team, or anyone else besides those four and Joe Girardi. (He also didn't mention "Core Four" member Andy Pettitte, so we guess he could have been distancing himself from anyone connected with performance-enhancing drugs.) For what it's worth, Big League Stew also went back and read the transcripts of the Lakers and Phillies visits and found that — actually, we can't believe we're still talking about this. Obama may enjoy dissing the Yankees as a whole, but he'll leave the A-Rod hating to Dallas Braden.
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