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Monday, April 05, 2010

Opening day 



While it is worth noting that President Obama likely had a Kevlar vest on, I think the expression "better keep your day job" applies here. On the other hand...



Questions:

Is anyone surprised that, in Washington D.C. (hardly Fort Worth, Texas, in terms of political demography), the mixture of cheers and jeers sounded as though it was about 50/50? If President Obama isn't overwhelmingly popular in the District, then it seems to me that the residents there are kind of biting the hand that feeds them.

What is with the White Sox cap? That's being unnecessarily politically tone deaf.

Isn't the president a good enough athlete to throw a strike -- or close to it -- even with a vest on? He must know that the practice would be worth it, just to disarm jerky bloggers (there is a funny and great scene in the old West Wing TV series when President Bartlet does exactly that in a hallway of the White House).

Well, at the end of the day, more importantly, the Phillies beat the Nationals, 11-1.


UPDATE: I meant to ask earlier, aren't there about four balks in the wind-up and delivery? It's never good when the pitcher and catcher aren't on the same page.

10 Comments:

By Blogger SR, at Mon Apr 05, 10:03:00 PM:

He didn't bounce it. That is the criteria for a Presidential strike. I'll always remember President Bush laying a BP fastball right in there in Yankee Stadium.  

By Blogger JPMcT, at Mon Apr 05, 10:14:00 PM:

Here's a
side-by-side
.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Tue Apr 06, 12:51:00 AM:

For the good of the country, Obama should immediately cease to throw out first pitches at baseball games. His weak and effeminate throws are only inviting our enemies to attack.  

By Blogger JPMcT, at Tue Apr 06, 01:38:00 AM:

@Anon

Too late. He has already sent every enemy of this country a gilt invitation. He has "redefined" US nuclear response policy to clearly forbid the use of nuclear arms, even in the event of the use of WMD's against the US.

Mother of God, why doesn't he just go ahead and buy a turban!!!  

By Blogger randian, at Tue Apr 06, 03:41:00 AM:

Mother of God, why doesn't he just go ahead and buy a turban!!!

His work isn't finished yet. We are not yet destroyed. A few more years of this, though, and we'll be wishing for Jimmy Carter.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Tue Apr 06, 07:21:00 AM:

11-1 Phillies? Apparently, even the Nationals can't pitch in their own stadium....  

By Blogger joated, at Tue Apr 06, 04:12:00 PM:

Okay, Obama "throws" out the first pitch in the Nationals' stadium earing a Nationals' jacket and the Nationals lose 11-1. He wears a White Sox cap (but can't name any of the players he says he rooted for growing up as a fan of the Sox), stays away from Chicago and the Sox win 6-0.

Is it any wonder there are lots of Dems out there hoping and wishing he 1) forgets their names and 2) can't remember where they live?

PS: I could throw better than that with a broken collar bone AND a torn cartilege in my elbow.
That side-by-side JPMcT posted is excellent.  

By Blogger Viking Kaj, at Wed Apr 07, 01:49:00 PM:

To be a true White Sox fan you need to be born in Chicago to parents from Chicago to grandparents from Chicago. Only when your family has followed the team for that long have you suffered enough to understand what it means. Also, you must never, ever refer to the ball park as the "Cell" but as Comiskey.

True White Sox fans have long memories and hate the Yankees going back to the days when the they were in the same division, because there were no divisions, only 8 teams in the AL.

Generally speaking we don't hate the cake-eating Cubs fans because people in Chicago are just happy when somebody from Chicago wins one. Trust me, its a rare thing.

Since nobody knows for sure where Obama (do they have baseball in Indonesia?) was born he doesn't qualify at all. He is just a wannabe. Unfortunately, the Daley's do qualify, which may go a long ways towards explaining Obummer's sudden affiliation.

As regards the 2010 Sox, looks like the emphasis on reducing the payroll and getting some pitching is already helping. Buehrle had a good opener. We will miss Jermaine and Thome though, they did a good job of lighting up the score board. I also think it was smart for the Sox to get the twinkies to build that new ball park, man did we suffer in the hubert homer domer. At least it was not snowing on opening day at Comiskey and we beat the Indians, which is always a good thing.

GO GO SOX !!!  

By Blogger Bomber Girl, at Wed Apr 07, 08:01:00 PM:

VK, We Yankee fans do not suffer well, but hey, if you Sox fans enjoy it, who am I to dissuade you. However, based on your definition, your numbers are bound to dwindle. Feel free to join us on the Dark Side. Go Yankees. Just sayin'.  

By Blogger Semper, at Thu Apr 08, 12:59:00 PM:

Is anyone surprised that, in Washington D.C. (hardly Fort Worth, Texas, in terms of political demography), the mixture of cheers and jeers sounded as though it was about 50/50? If President Obama isn't overwhelmingly popular in the District, then it seems to me that the residents there are kind of biting the hand that feeds them.

Not at all. The Nationals may be DC's team, and they may play in DC but the fans are from Maryland, DC and Virginia. There's a strong military presence with a couple of bases and the Five Sided Funny Farm in Alexandria.  

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