• Banks tried to talk Obama out of running

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Aug 14, 2013
    Ernie Banks can't wait to see President Barack Obama again. Then, there is Banks, who had been holding his own in camp. "It means everything to me," Banks said of the award. Banks, 82, will see Obama in November, when the Cubs Hall of Famer is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor presented to civilians in the United States. "I talked to Barack, and he said, 'Give me a card,' and I gave him a card, and the next day he announced his candidacy," Banks said Tuesday. "I have tried to get him to come to Wrigley Field, but he will not. He is a loyal White Sox fan." Since the start of training camp, we’ve been hearing reports that Atlanta rookie cornerback Desmond Trufant is struggling.
    Source: ESPN.com
    • 'Struggles' for Trufant, Banks are normal

      Since the start of training camp, we’ve been hearing reports that Atlanta rookie cornerback Desmond Trufant is struggling. On Tuesday, we heard similar reports about Tampa Bay rookie Johnthan Banks. There’s a reason for the reports. Trufant and Banks ar…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Banks recognized for Presidential Medal of Freedom

      Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor presented to civilians in the United States. On Tuesday, Banks was recognized at Wrigley Field prior to the Cubs' game.
      Source: MLB.com

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