HIs press secretary sent a statement to the White Sox, Obama’s favorite team, saying he was declining their invitation to stop by while he is in town to promote the stimulus package. This is the best news of the day, even better than Ethier’s settlement. And no, that has nothing to do with politics. George W. Bush showed up at games I covered on at least two occasions, and it was a pain in the derriere. I don’t care if the President is a Democrat, a Republican or a Whig, I don’t want to have to jump through a bunch of Secret Service hoops just to come to work — and I ESPECIALLY don’t want to do that on some humdrum spring-training workout day.