Obama impressed by Cards, Yanks

Obama impressed by Cards, Yanks

President Barack Obama is the world's most famous White Sox fan, so he won't count out the South Siders until they are mathematically eliminated from the postseason.

However, it seems as if the Commander in Chief is leaning toward a Yankees-Cardinals clash in the Fall Classic.

During an interview on "Meet the Press" on Sunday, Obama said that the Cardinals, who entered the day with an 11-game lead in the National League Central standings, are a team on the rise. He called St. Louis first baseman Albert Pujols, who leads the Major Leagues with 47 home runs, "unbelievable."

Obama also noted that the Yankees, owners of the best record in the big leagues, are a strong contender, and he referred to New York captain Derek Jeter as "a classic."

Ed Eagle is a reporter and producer for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.