The line may have been taken out of context. But it plays into the Romney campaign's main point of attack against the president: that he puts more faith in government than in private enterprise.
Politicians like to use sports references as a way to connect with voters. But a botched line can be perilous.
The president raked in at least $3 million for his reelection bid during a trip to Boston on Monday. Though Mitt Romney was governor of Massachusetts, Obama leads him there in fundraising and in the polls.