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Obama honors Giants for World Series win

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) poses for a picture with members of the World Series champion San Francisco Giants and hall of famer Willie Mays
U.S. President Barack Obama (C) poses for a picture with members of the World Series champion...
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Tully Corcoran

Tully Corcoran spent seven years covering the Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas Jayhawks for The Topeka Capital-Journal. His work has been honored multiple times by The Kansas Press Association. He most recently wrote for FOX Sports Houston and FOX Sports Southwest. Follow him on Twitter.

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Well, I’ll be doggone. The 2012 World Series champions hadn’t visited the White House yet.

Both parties righted that wrong Monday in Washington, where president Barack Obama welcomed the San Francisco Giants to the White House to be honored for their World Series win last year.

If that seems like it took a while, it did. Sort of. The New York Yankees had visited by April of 2010 after their 2009 win, but the Giants didn’t make it to Washington until July of 2011 after their 2010 championship. To give you a cross-sport perspective, the Dallas Mavericks visited the White House in January of 2012 after the team's NBA Title in June of 2011.

Anyway, Obama made a joke about Tim Lincecum’s haircut and noted that the Giants, who are now 10 games out of first place, are a “second-half team.” We'll see if the President's theory holds up for the rest of the Giants' season.

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