With Northeast Ohio one of the top target areas among several swing-state battlegrounds, Clevelanders are inundated with political ads and messaging non-stop this time of year. On Thursday, the President of the United States, joined a Cleveland radio station but the election was not the topic -- Barack Obama joined Andy Baskin on 92.3 The Fan to talk Cleveland sports.
It's no secret that Obama's favorite sport is basketball, and he was in his element talking about the Cavaliers and reigning rookie of the year, Kyrie Irving. Obama talked about the talented young point guard, breaking down his attributes:
[Irving] has a shot, he's good off the dribble, and knows how to find the open man. There's a lot of talent at the point guard position, you guys just need to round it out.
The President said Irving met and exceeded expectations, and reiterated that he was in good hands with Byron Scott. But he also said the Cavs were a "couple pieces away from filling out the puzzle." I think most sensible Cavs fans would agree with that.
As for Terry Francona, the President expressed confidence that the Tribe's new manager "is going to do a great job." You can listen to the full audio of the interview at 92.3 The Fan's website. Commendations to Baskin for a solid interview.