ON the club or IN the club?

quoting Curt Schilling concerning Red Sox politics:

``There are guys on this club who are Bush supporters. There are guys on this club who are Kerry supporters, it's a good mix,'' he said.

This is an interesting preposition usage by pitcher Schilling. I would've thought being "IN" a club and "ON" a team (Google supports this). Maybe I'm splitting hairs here, as a club can be a team and a team can be a club, but it seems far more natural to me to be IN a club rather than ON one--even in cases like professional baseball where there is a certain amount of overlap in the meanings. However, as Schilling knows far more about baseball than I ever will, I will gladly take his word on/for/about it!


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