John McCain jokes he might’ve stayed up too late watching the D-backs game
Jun 8, 2017, 1:47 PM | Updated: 3:54 pm
(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Arizona Sen. John McCain had an important hearing Thursday morning, but after his line of questioning directed toward fired FBI Director James Comey raised eyebrows, he was forced to release a statement clarifying his goals.
Before getting into the nitty-gritty of the politics, McCain joked that one of his vices might have led to to the confusion.
“Maybe going forward I shouldn’t stay up late watching the Diamondbacks night games,” the noted D-backs fan said.
Indeed, the D-backs’ 7-4 win over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday went a little late.
It took three hours and 48 minutes and began at 6:40 p.m. Arizona time, meaning McCain might’ve been up at 1:28 a.m. on the East Coast had he watched the whole thing.
The Diamondbacks didn’t mind McCain’s continued support.
— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) June 8, 2017
The rest of sports Twitter found McCain’s passion for the Diamondbacks compelling.
*McCain watching a D-backs game*
"Well, this Barry M. Goldschmidt is quite the ballplayer!"
— Conor Dorney (@cdorney) June 8, 2017
YOU might blame John McCain for his performance but are we really letting Zack Greinke off the hook for not throwing strikes last night?
— Scott Howard (@ScottHoward42) June 8, 2017
Though in McCain’s defense, Greinke was pitching and he’s probably the player on that team worth staying up til 1am for
— Marcus Gilmer (@marcusgilmer) June 8, 2017
Nick Ahmed superfan John McCain
— Russell Steinberg (@Russ_Steinberg) June 8, 2017
I'm willing to take McCain's statement as honest because he repeatedly asked Comey about Archie Bradley, to his evident confusion.
— David Roth (@david_j_roth) June 8, 2017
Indeed, evidence suggests McCain really does love himself some Diamondbacks baseball.
John McCain at Nats Park tonight. Rooting for a Goldschmidt HR just to see this again pic.twitter.com/5rrcYx27t4
— Jeff Joyce (@JeffJoyce19) May 4, 2017