After months of speculation, President Barack Obama has selected U.S. Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox, to house the Obama Presidential Library and Museum.
An avid Sox fan, Mr. Obama said the ballpark was selected over finalists Washington Park and the University of Chicago.
“What better way for me to give back to the city of Chicago than to build the library at my favorite stadium?” Obama told the Washington Post.
“Now, the ballplayers will have something meaningful to do during rain delays and between double-headers rather than playing gin rummy and listening to Ariana Grande, Zac Brown Band or Jeezy downloads.”
“Think about it. You can grab a Polish sausage, a beer and a churro, and pick up a book about how I brought unemployment down from double digits to a manageable 7.4 percent.”
The president said the deciding factor in his decision to bring the library to “The Cell” was the loyal White Sox fan base.
“I can rest assured knowing that, at least 81 times each year, 3,000 people will have access to my legacy.”