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Obama Invites Cubs to White House Before He Leaves

"That's change even this South Sider can believe in," the president tweeted after the Cubs' World Series win

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    President Barack Obama, a life-long Chicago White Sox fan, not only acknowledged the North Side rival team's historic World Series victory, he invited them to his house.

    President Barack Obama, a life-long Chicago White Sox fan, not only acknowledged the North Side rival team's historic World Series victory, he invited them to the White House.

    "It happened: @Cubs win World Series," Obama tweeted after Wednesday night's win. "That's change even this South Sider can believe in. Want to come to the White House before I leave?"

    Obama isn't shy about teasing the Cubs and professing his love for the Sox.

    He mentioned both teams earlier this year while honoring the Blackhawks' Stanley Cup championship at the White House.

    "I haven't given up hope on the Bulls or the White Sox or the Bears," Obama said. "Heck I'd even take the Cubs. But in the meantime, let's give it up for the Chicago Blackhawks."

    Last month he was asked on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" about whether he was happy to see the Cubs in the World Series. He hesitated before saying "yes."

    "To see just how happy everybody was, I actually felt pretty good," he said. "I am rooting for hometown team even though it is not my team."