Listen to President Obama’s congratulatory phone call to Red Sox manager John Farrell

Big League Stew

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell has no doubt gotten a number of "congratulations" phone calls since his team won the World Series last week. The one he got Monday, though, was a bit more of a big deal.

It wasn't some dude he played with in the minor leagues back in 1985 on the other end of the phone. It was the President of the United States. The President Obama portion of their call has been uploaded to the White House's YouTube channel for all of us to watch/hear. What a world we live in.

Obama — a well-known Chicago White Sox fan — jokes that the Red Sox aren't "the right color" Sox, but he still gives a shout out to World Series MVP David Ortiz and Boston closer Koji Uehara.

Now, good reader, we challenge you to go forth and emulate Obama's two-fingers-on-the-forehead phone-holding technique the next time you find yourself around a corded telephone. Looks tricky.

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