(Above: beloved Cubs mascot “Gobbly” checks his December crude oil puts during an RBI double)

Possibly resulting from the first round of Joe Biden’s foreign policy memos, presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama saber-rattled yesterday in the direction of the North Side on ESPN:

Who he’d root for in a Cubs-Sox World Series: “Oh, that’s easy. White Sox. . . . You go to Wrigley Field, you have a beer, beautiful people up there. People aren’t watching the game. It’s not serious. White Sox, that’s baseball. South Side.”

No word yet on whether Senator John McCain has been informed of the existence of the Arizona Diamondbacks.