First Lady Jill Biden paid tribute to Beau Biden and late minor league Phillies pitcher Corey Phelan during a Stand Up To Cancer tribute during game four of the World Series Wednesday night in Philadelphia.
The die-hard Phillies fan announced their presence at the game during a brief moment of silence throughout Citizens Bank Park as spectators held up tribute cards.
dr Biden has read “Pop – Jim’s Dad” and “Beau + Corey”. Pop was her sister Kim’s father-in-law.
She wore a World Series jacket with “BIDEN” written on the back, a souvenir of Philly’s last run at the championship, she said.
The first lady took a three-city tour of Pennsylvania on Wednesday while her husband, President Joe Biden, warned of “dark forces thirsting for power” as he urged Americans to vote on hundreds of Republican voters in the midterm elections to vote the Democrats.
“And like my husband said, we’re fighting for the soul of America,” said Dr. Biden of a crowd at a campaign stop in Allentown, Pennsylvania — and stumbling for Rep. Susan Wild at Muhlenberg College.
“I saw his speech on TV,” said Dr. biden “If you’re free tonight, I know you’re going to watch the Phillies game. Watch Joe’s speech between commercials.’
First Lady Jill Biden paid tribute to Beau Biden and late minor league Phillies pitcher Corey Phelan during a Stand Up To Cancer tribute during game four of the World Series Wednesday night in Philadelphia
The First Lady was flanked by grandson (to her left) Hunter Biden, son of the late Beau Biden, and cancer survivor Luke Theodosiades (to her right) at Citizens Bank Park for game four of the World Series
First Lady Jill Biden sits in a box at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Wednesday for the Ame Four of the World Series. She wears a World Series jacket with “BIDEN” written on the back
President Biden linked last week’s attack on Paul Pelosi, husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol and former President Donald Trump’s “big lie.”
The First Lady came into the stadium 0-0, but then the Houston Astros scored five runs in the 5th inning and outperformed their beloved Phillies.
Performing at Muhlenberg College, Dr. Biden her speech with an acknowledgment of the game.
“I just wanted to say go to the Phillies,” she said. ‘…and the Eagles, undefeated!’
She said the Philly fandom is “proud”.
And some might say obnoxious — but they’re just jealous,” she said.
From her first stop of the day in Pittsburgh, home of the pirates, she gushed about the Philles.
“Actually, it’s wonderful to be here in my home state. I grew up in Pennsylvania. Even though it’s pirate country,” she said at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser at the home of Cindy and David Shapira, former head of grocery chain Giant Eagle.
“We’re all Pennsylvanians at heart, aren’t we?” she said and earned applause.
“There’s all the values we share, like seeing Astros lose,” she added.
“Yes, we can clap for that,” she said when the 30 or so spectators clapped harder.
The first lady then made her way to a voting event for the American Federation of Teachers on Pittsburgh’s South Side — beating two Democratic House candidates, Chris Deluzio and Summer Lee.
“Like many educators, I use to-do lists to stay organized,” Biden said. “So this election is won or lost depending on where the vote is on your to-do list.”
“This year the races up and down the set-up are going to be so close. And we’re only going to win if we show up,” she continued.
“So put voting at the top of your to-do list,” the first lady added. “We all have that teacher voice. This makes people stop what they are doing and pay attention. Well, now is the time to use it.’
dr Biden was introduced by American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, who called her “a sea change” from the last First Lady, for “decency, for competence, for science, for inclusion, for our children.”
First Lady Jill Biden spoke Wednesday at the headquarters of the American Federation of Teachers on Pittsburgh’s south side as she took a three-city tour of Keystone State, stumbling for Democratic candidates and watching the Phillies in the World Series
First Lady Jill Biden is captured arriving for a fundraiser in Pittsburgh and attending the voting event on Wednesday
Lee’s race for Pennsylvania’s 12th congressional district is solidly Democratic, but Deluzio’s 17th congressional district contest is settled as a “toss up,” with FiveThirtyEight giving Deluzio a slightly better chance of winning than Republican Jeremy Shaffer.
Wild’s race for Pennsylvania’s 7th congressional district is a real thrill. She rejects an offer from Republican Lisa Scheller.
Wildly beat Scheller by around 14,000 votes as the two women competed in 2020.
Now that new county boundaries have been drawn after the 2020 census, the district is more favorable to Scheller because of the addition of Red Carbon County.
FiveThirtyEight calls the race a “dead heat”, with Scheller being given a slightly better chance of winning. A Fox New Channel scorecard says the race is more Republican.
Dean, on the other hand, has a “very likely” chance of retaking her place, predicts FiveThirtyEight.
Your 4th congressional district includes a suburban area north of Philadelphia.
She is being challenged by Republican Christian Nascimento, who has “accepted with reservations” the results of the 2020 election.
First Lady Jill Biden enters a early voting site in Wilmington, Delaware on Tuesday to cast her ballot in the 2022 midterm election. dr Biden will travel to both sides of Pennsylvania on Wednesday, empowering at-risk Democrats and then attending a Phillies World Series game
First Lady Jill Biden grew up in suburban Philadelphia and has been a fan of the Philadelphia Phillies since childhood. She will compete in game four of the World Series on Wednesday night as part of the Biden administration’s “Cancer Moonshot” initiative
Biden’s final stop will be game four of the World Series, which pits the Philadelphia Phillies against the Houston Astros.
Philadelphia is 2-1 in the series after dominating the third game at home with 7 to nothing.
The White House announced Monday that the first lady would be making the trip as part of the government’s “Cancer Moonshot” initiative.
The trip was delayed a day because game three, originally scheduled for Monday night, was held on Tuesday due to rain.
As part of MLB’s partnership with Stand Up To Cancer, it’s a tradition to dedicate a portion of Game Four to those affected by cancer.
The President and First Lady haven’t been shy about showing off their Philly fandom during the baseball postseason.
dr Biden was born in New Jersey but grew up in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, a town just north of Philadelphia.
The president was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania but grew up in Wilmington, Delaware with his closest major league sports teams in Philadelphia.
The first lady returned to the White House in a Phillies jersey on Oct. 23, the night the team defeated the San Diego Padres to win the National League title.
President Joe Biden showed a Philadelphia audience Friday that he was wearing Phillies socks
This win propelled her into the World Series against Houston.
At a recent fundraiser, Dr. Biden on how her family spent more time talking about the Philadelphia Phillies than politics when she was growing up.
The president showed his Philly love on Friday by raising his leg at a fundraiser for Democrats John Fetterman and Josh Shapiro and showing the Philadelphia crowd that he was wearing Phillies socks.
“Oh god, I love Philly,” Biden said. “I love Philly so much I married a Philly girl.”
He then pulled up his pant leg to reveal his red socks with the trademark ‘P’.
“We’ve had a good year — the Phillies and the Eagles,” he continued. “Listen guys, I better get this done because the Phillies are playing tonight. And I love you all, but I’d love to see the game too,” the president added.
Earlier this month, the first lady also attended a Philadelphia Eagles game, which was also part of her cancer campaign.
That performance made headlines when a video circulated around the internet that appeared to show the crowd energetically booing the first lady.
It later turned out that the video had been manipulated.
Philadelphia sports fans have a reputation for hostility thanks to a 1968 incident in which Eagles fans were so angry at the team’s poor season that they booed Santa Claus.