FLOTUS heads to World Series
First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden joke together while taping a Joining Forces public service announcement in the East Room of the White House, April 4, 2011. (White House Photo/Chuck Kennedy)
October 17th, 2011
03:08 PM ET

FLOTUS heads to World Series

First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, will be heading to St. Louis, Missouri on Wednesday to attend game one of the Major League Baseball World Series between the Texas Rangers and the St. Louis Cardinals. According to a release from the First Lady’s Office, the two women will participate in a pregame ceremony “to recognize Major League Baseball’s outstanding support of America’s veterans and military families as part of their Joining Forces initiative.”

Before the game, Mrs. Obama and Mrs. Biden will host an event honoring military families at the St. Louis Veterans Center featuring “Hall of Famer and Army veteran Red Schoendienst.” There they will debut a new public service announcement put together by Joining Forces and MLB featuring New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira and Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Johnny Damon. The PSA will first air later that evening at the game.

The women will also field questions on the new initiative as submitted through MLB’s Facebook page and on Twitter using the hashtag #AskMichelle.


Topics: Jill Biden • Michelle Obama

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  1. Jay in NC

    #AskMichelle, According to CNN Money. Black unemployment has been roughly double that of whites since the government started tracking the figures in 1972. What specifically has your husband done to close the employment gap between the races?

    http://money.cnn.com/2011/09/02/news/economy/black_unemployment_rate/index.htm

    October 17, 2011 at 4:44 pm |
  2. Central Park West

    I am loving it! – Nothing better than having the First Lady represent!

    October 17, 2011 at 5:39 pm |
  3. Howard

    The dregs of society, malcontent, free loading 'occupiers' are publicly supported by the following:

    * The American NAZI party
    * The Communist party
    * The Socialist Party
    * Dictator, Hugo Chavez
    * Dictator, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
    and ...

    * Dictator, and traitor, barack obama !!!

    October 17, 2011 at 6:55 pm |
    • jean2009

      Obama-Biden 2012

      October 17, 2011 at 7:08 pm |
      • Bill in STL

        Mickey Mouse-Goofey 2012

        October 18, 2011 at 3:58 am |
  4. jean2009

    Roughly 56% of homeless veterans are either black or Hispanic, despite only making up12,8% and 15,4% of the population respectively....so I would say that she and Dr. Biden are concentrating their energy on helping homeless veterans is a good thing.

    May I ask Jay, what are you doing?

    October 17, 2011 at 7:07 pm |
    • Jay in NC

      The question was, What specifically has your husband done to close the employment gap between the races?
      I guess what you are saying the answer is nothing.

      October 17, 2011 at 8:11 pm |
      • jean2009

        I would suggest reading "Top 5 Ways Obama's Jobs Bill Will Positively Affect African Americans" at newsone. com

        October 17, 2011 at 8:28 pm |
      • jean2009

        What about the tax credits for hiring returning veterans? A $4000 tax credit for hiring the long-term unemployed? Prohibiting employers from discriminating against the unemployed when hiring?

        October 17, 2011 at 8:36 pm |
      • Jay in NC

        A $4000 tax credit for hiring the long-term unemployed wold mean that those recently unemployed, or those that are looking to change jobs will be at a disadvantage. Interesting how Liberals will say that corporations are greedy, yet believe that the same corporations will implement this system fairly. What is to keep them from firing existing workers then turn around a hire long term unemployed? We will end up with a revolving door of tax credits.

        Prohibiting employers from discriminating against the unemployed when hiring. Does this mean that an employer (greedy company) can not take into consideration that this person has not worked in two years? You know that you are actually saying that they can not take someone recent job experience into consideration.

        This all proves the point that Liberals are better at living off of OPM (other peoples money) than creating wealth.

        October 17, 2011 at 8:53 pm |
  5. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Jean, what about this...if President Obama was anymore focused on the 'gap' than he already is...working through his wifes' agenda, Jay would've been squealing favoritism, class war-fare, racism and anything else he could think of! He'd be whining...'Why just the blacks and the hispanics...I thought he was the President of all Americans'. Jay, you and 'ugly bus' McCain need to just hush! You lost OK?

    October 18, 2011 at 1:25 am |
    • Bill in STL

      Well you thought wrong Liz... HE has proved that. Not all of us believe what Al Sharpton stated.

      October 18, 2011 at 4:00 am |
  6. Bill in STL

    Thank god I bought tickets for game 2.....

    October 18, 2011 at 4:00 am |
    • jean2009

      We had Mickey Mouse and Goofy for two terms 1.20. 2001 to1.20. 2009 ...that is the problem.

      October 18, 2011 at 12:05 pm |
  7. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Al Sharpton stated? He stated what? What in the world are you talking about Bill? How has Obama proved what? I don't undertand your spin at all this time, really. I know you can't agree with anything Sharpton says, whatever it is you are referring to, yet agree with, support and cheerlead HERMANATOR CAIN, the 'YASSUH MASSUH' IDIOT! That's the only reason supremacists like him! There's a big ideological, and psychological difference between 'Coloreds', 'Negros', and blacks, and African Americans! TRUST ME!

    October 19, 2011 at 12:33 am |
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    October 26, 2011 at 4:28 am |
  9. Putry

    John McCain just stood in front of American flags this past week and, in so many words, said that we should go to war with Russia becuase a little country on the border of Russia started ethnic cleansing and Russia stopped it, and becuase his campaign manager is a lobbyist for that little country! Think about what you're saying! Experience means nothing without judgement! And, for goodness sake, read/watch other news reports than FOX!

    August 2, 2012 at 1:30 am |