While 2016 is a notable year in that it is even -- therefore a Giants World Series victory is prophesied -- it is also notable for the presidential election currently in full swing.
The presumptive Democratic nominee is former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who supports her hometown's Cubs (don't tell the current POTUS) and her adopted hometown's Yankees. Here she is singing with Harry Caray at Wrigley Field:
Her Republican opponent will likely be buisnessman and Johnny Damon's former boss Donald Trump, who has a baseball history all his own.
The Washington Post, whose press credentials were recently revoked by the Trump campaign, investigated the candidate's youth and, in doing so, uncovered a passion for baseball. Here are a few things we learned:
He could have had a career as a sportswriter
And not, like, just a blogger or something. Like an old-timey 1920s sportswriter. Check it out:
He was a power hitter
However, like many power hitters of today, he couldn't bring himself to bunt against the shift:
He was a gritty, dirty uniform player
Now known more for his luxurious ties, Trump once was not afraid of getting down in the dirt:
He could never find equipment that suited him
Many golfers also understand this struggle:
His father did buy him a less expensive model, though.