Obama speech, Red Sox World Series bid grip Boston
BOSTON (AP) -- Fans of the state's two favorite pastimes -- politics and sports -- were having a field day in Boston with a presidential visit and World Series home game.
President Barack Obama's stopped by Faneuil Hall to discuss his health care law just hours before the first pitch in Wednesday's sixth game of the baseball championship at Fenway Park.
Both events had security across the city on alert.
Obama pointed to early problems with the Massachusetts law as he tried to lower expectations for the initial enrollment in the federal system, which has been plagued by computer troubles that have made it hard to sign up for coverage.
Obama also joked that he'd tried to grow a beard to cheer on the Red Sox, but first lady Michelle Obama "wasn't having it."