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Once again, Sarah Palin is booed by Pennsylvania sports fans

October 30, 2008 |  2:16 pm

A throwaway line about sports snared another candidate today when Sarah Palin mentioned the World Series victory of the Philadelphia Phillies to thousands of supporters at a rally in Erie, Pa.

“I am thrilled to be here in the home state of the world champion Philadelphia Phillies,” Palin said, drawing boos from the crowd.

Philadelphia is a good seven-hour drive from Erie, which is on the western edge of the state, and the city’s baseball devotions are split between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cleveland Indians. (Pittsburgh and Cleveland are about two hours away from Erie.)

Palin, as you may recall, has been booed in Pennsylvania before. Earlier this month, she was heckled at a Philadelphia Flyers game.

-- Seema Mehta