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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Analysis of President Obama's first pitch

Obama delivered the All-Star game's first pitch tonight. Here are my observations.

1. It was low, thus meeting our expectations.
2. He's left-handed, naturally.
3. Fox didn't show Albert Pujols catching the pitch, obviously wanting to hide just how awful the pitch really was from the general public. This shows obvious pro-Obama bias from Fox.
4. He wore a White Sox jacket, reflecting his support for the big labor that's dominant on Chicago's gritty south side.
5. He threw the pitch from the mound (most ceremonial first pitches are from 10 feet in front of the mound, on flat ground), which furthers his view of himself as being above everyone else.
6. He left the field quickly without taking questions, once again shying away from the media...he's obviously hiding something from the American public...what is he so afraid of? It's not like Jim Gray was on the field waiting for an interview...

If you found any other fun conspiracy theories in President Obama's first pitch, please leave them in the comments.


Blogger watchman declared,

I remember when President Bush threw out the first pitch during the world series in '01 at Yankees stadium. He threw a pretty good strike, right down the middle. People started swooning before the pitch got to the glove.

"He was throwing strikes for New York and America."


To be fair, it was a great moment. Bush left the field and people were chanting "U-S-A." Though not nearly as poignant, last night was a great moment, too.

However, we should not read too much into it.

Obama was on the field, in the locker room, and in the broadcast booth. It is all politics, of course, but it is American politics.

We like our leaders to throw baseballs and hang out with us. That is it. 24 hour news analysis is not necessary. The only thing that could have been spun more than the President's pitch was a low slider.

7/15/2009 8:01 AM  
Blogger ron declared,

I disagree with most everything Obama does, but I'll give him a pass on last night (not Fox though, they should have shown where the pitch went)

I have no problem with him wearing the Sox jacket, and if anything give him credit for not being a Cubs fan.

7/15/2009 8:21 AM  
Blogger Joey declared,

Yeah, if we could freeze America in that moment (October/November 2001)...people didn't disagree on what it meant to be "patriotic" and we kind of put politics aside for a while (which, unfortunately, is probably also part of how we got into the mess in the Middle East as we got lax, but that's for another blog post...).

I loved that World Series in 2001. And I'll never forget Luis Gonzalez's bloop single to win it for the Diamondbacks in the bottom of the 9th in game 7.

When I saw a headline that said something like, "Obama throws low pitch," I had to throw more...crazy how much the media breaks down every single facet.

7/15/2009 9:26 AM  
Blogger Bo Mitchell declared,

And here I thought President Obama just had a weak arm. Little did I know it meant all these other things!

7/22/2009 9:41 PM  

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