Biden was at a fundraiser in Pittsburgh, PA on Wednesday, and gave a very comedic opening line about the Astros that lines up with most baseball fans outside of the Houston area.
“There are some things that rise above partisan lines, and values that we all share. Like wanting to see the Astros lose,” said Biden, according to NBC News White House Correspondent Mike Memoli.
.@FLOTUS, speaking at a Pittsburgh fundraiser, opened by talking about how “there are some things that rise above partisan lines,” and “values that we all share. Like wanting to see the Astros lose.”
She’s attending Game 4 tonight
— Mike Memoli (@mikememoli) November 2, 2022
Biden also revealed that she will attend Game 4 on Wednesday night taking place at Citizens Bank Stadium in Philadelphia, PA.
Many took to social media to agree with Jill Biden on her hilarious way to unite most of the country in rooting against the Astros.
— Kathleen Bade (@KathleenFOX5) November 2, 2022
Let this be the starting point of healing this great nation. 🇺🇸 https://t.co/0nNEf1j5jJ
— Doughkey (@doughkey) November 2, 2022
Absolutely true https://t.co/dtxLwwRPOe
— LeyHijo “Not Funny Misogynist” (@leyhijo7) November 2, 2022
i try not to get political on here, but same https://t.co/HRf0uRxtHe
— Dañiel Simpson (@DSimpson88) November 2, 2022
Bipartisanship is not completely dead yet. https://t.co/jK85pQ6HiE
— Small Metal Owl (@SmallMetalOwl) November 2, 2022
First Lady Jill Biden on values Americans hold dear: https://t.co/eDtGaGFoNt
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) November 2, 2022
Biden grew up just north of Philadelphia in Willow Grove, PA, so it isn’t exactly shocking to hear that she is rooting for the Phillies in this series.
The Phillies are currently up 2-1 in the series and could really take ahold of this series with a win at home on Wednesday.
Star pitcher Aaron Nola will be the Phillies starter on Wednesday in a crucial Game 4, while Astros pitcher Christian Javier will look to stifle Philadelphia’s prolific offense to tie this series up at two games a piece.