Updated at 11:23 pm EDT
Pete Souza, White House photographer extraordinaire, caught a ride to Fenway Park today for Game Six of the World Series aboard Air Force One.
President Barack Obama flew to Boston to tout his health-care program at Faneuil Hall, where former Gov. Mitt Romney introduced universal health care to the Bay State.
Obama stopped off at a suburban Boston home for a congressional campaign fundraiser before flying on to Washington with one less passenger.
— Rachael (@RachaelsMusings) October 31, 2013
Souza, whose name is more common than Smith in the Boston phone book and who hails from the outskirts, stayed on for Sox Nation, to watch, from the photographers’ box along the first base line, Boston crushing the St. Louis Cardinals through the Sixth Inning.
It finally started to get interesting in the Seventh. Until the Cards left their ninth runner on base. David Ortiz may have struck out, his first time in his 10th at-bat of the series — batting over .700 — and they walked him three times, tying the record for a World Series game. But this was a #BostonStrong night, clinching the first world championship at home since 1918. Quite the night for the Sox. Quite the week for Souza, who was married two weeks ago in the Rose Garden.
You could pick out Souza at Fenway — he was the shooter with the neck-tie on.
The speaker’s office has taken notice:
“Photos. Yeah…that’s the ticket. Photos. I’m just here to take photos.” – Pete Souza, probably — Brendan Buck (@Brendan_Buck) October 31, 2013
And so have his friends:
Is Southeastern Massachusetts’ own Pete Souza, the President’s photo dog, making pictures in the Fenway photo cage? A great Luso-American!
— Ken Bazinet (@bazmaniandevil) October 31, 2013
He’s a Chicago Tribune guy, after all.
Spotted in photo pen in foul territory at Fenway: @petesouza, who skipped AF1 flight home
— Mike Memoli (@mikememoli) October 31, 2013