Richard Hidalgo, George Bush, and Rod Beck share a tender moment.
WASHINGTON — On the condition on anonymity, sources close to the Athletics and Cardinals organizations confirmed that pitcher Rod Beck and outfielder Richard Hidalgo have been taking part in a secret three-way love affair with President George "Skippy" Bush. The three met during the 2001 off-season at a rave party at Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas. Rumors had been circulating for months about the torrid affair in early 2002, prompting Bush to invade Iraq to divert the media's attention. The White House released the following statement about the affair: "The President wants to remind the American people that there are terrorists out there. Orange Alert! Buy duct tape now! And Vote Bush."