Obama honors World Series champion Giants

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) — who Obama noted was a Giants season-ticket holder — and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee joined the team to mark the occasion.

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While much of the team had also visited the White house in 2011 after winning its first World Series title in San Francisco, Obama noted there were some major changes in the two years that had passed — like star pitcher Tim Lincecum’s new, cleaned-up look.

“We’ve even got new haircuts. Where’s Tim?” Obama said to laughs. “See, you don't even recognize him anymore.”

It was also the first trip to the White House for MVP catcher Buster Posey, as he missed the White House visit in 2011 due to an ankle injury.

San Francisco team President Larry Baer pointed out that the Giants weren’t the only ones who scored a repeat victory in 2012: He noted that the Giants’ World Series win came a week before Obama won his reelection campaign.