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Jim Crane gets chance to talk baseball and golf with President Obama

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Houston Astros owner Jim Crane took part in the function for President Obama Wednesday night at the home of Houston attorney John Eddie Williams, who is a member of the Astros ownership group.

"The President is gracious and talks to everyone and answered questions for about 15 or 20 minutes," Crane said in an interview with FOX 26 Sports.

"The President is unbelievable. His ability to command a room and his charisma is really unbelievable. I wanted to support John Eddie because he's one of our (Astros) partners.

Crane sat at a table that included Williams and U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi from California, the House Minority Leader.

"I had a front row seat," Crane said. "He wants to make sure the Democrats stay strong. I'm trying to win baseball games and he's trying to win political offices.

"They're trying to win the mid-term for the Democrats and keep pushing their agenda. It's politics."

President Obama and Crane played golf at Crane's Floridian National Golf Club in Palm City, Fla. last year, and Crane has also attended a function at the White House.

The two spoke briefly during Wednesday's event.

"He remembers stuff," Crane said. "He asked me about my strategy on the baseball team.

"He has a (memory) that's unbelievable. He's seen me three times in two years. He's a remarkable guy."

And of course golf did come up during their conversation.

"We talked a little bit about golf and I said 'hey, let's go play some golf' and he said 'well I'm going to call you,' " Crane said.

"He's really an unbelievable person."

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