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First Fan Donning Sox Stripes Tonight

When President Obama takes to the mound at Busch Stadium in about an hour, he'll be sporting the logo of his favorite club -- the Chicago White Sox.

If Obama was a fan of the North Siders, he probably wouldn't be so bold in the stadium of the Cubs' biggest rivals, the Cardinals, especially in a red state he narrowly lost. But the good fans of the Gateway City are likely to be more accommodating of the Sox logo. So the real pressure is on that first pitch. Here's what the President said about it this morning.

"I think it's fair to say that I wanted to loosen up my arm a little bit. You know, my general strategy the last time I threw a pitch was at the American League Championship Series and I just wanted to keep it high. Now, there was no clock on it, I don't know how fast it went -- but if it exceeded 30 miles per hour, I'd be surprised. But it did clear the plate."

Robert Gibbs later told reporters on Air Force One that Obama practiced a bit with his personal aide, Reggie Love. Gibbs also noted that the last first pitch Obama threw preceded eight straight wins for the Sox, en route to their first championship in nearly a century.