With the date of Thursday, July 30th closing in for his scheduled “beer meeting” with Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Cambridge, Massachusetts police officer, Sgt. James Crowley, President Obama has also decided to invite Chicago White Sox All-Star Pitcher Mark Buehrle to join the session as well.

FotoFlexer_BuehrleBuehrle, who recently set a major league record by essentially pitching 14 perfect innings in his past 2 starts, has accepted the offer and will be joining the President, the professor and the sergeant at the White House for a much deserved beer.

“The President is a huge White Sox fan and wants people to acknowledge the great work Mark has done,” said Press Spokesman Robert Gibbs. “Plus, the more he thought about only meeting with Skip Gates and that racist cop the more he dreaded it. Mark Buehrle is the kind of guy you have a beer with.”

Buehrle, who seemed to be unaware of the controversy surrounding Gates and Crowley, as well as representative government or Harvard, said he was looking forward to going to China. When told he would be going to Washington, D.C. where the White House is, he replied, “I almost throwed 2 perfect games, mother fucker. I’ll go to Chiney, if I want to.”

Gates, the director of Harvard’s W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research and free on his own recognizance seemed dismayed by the invitation to the ballplayer. “How come when they win they’re the White Sox, but when they cheat they’re the “Black Sox?”

As more information has become available regarding Crowley’s arrest of Gates, the President put in a follow up call to Buehrle and suggested that “he bring Ozzie too, if possible.”