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Nationals baseball players ask Fed chairman about quantitative easing

By Agence France-Presse
Monday, October 1, 2012 16:32 EDT
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In Washington DC, everyone expects talk-radio-glued taxi drivers to know the ins and outs of foreign policy and bartenders to fine-pick legislative tactics in Congress.

But Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has just found out that the US capital’s pervasive policy wonkishness extends even to the city’s league-leading baseball team, the Nationals.

With the Nats delivering Washington its first Major League Baseball winning season in 43 years, the country’s top central banker — who oversees abstruse monetary tactics — finds time to show his support.

“I’m a baseball fan, and I was excited to be invited to a recent batting practice of the playoff-bound Washington Nationals. I was introduced to one of the team’s star players,” he told an audience Monday.

“But before I could press my questions on some fine points of baseball strategy, he asked, ‘So, what’s the scoop on quantitative easing?’,” he said.

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