Monday, July 13, 2009

Obama Will Throw Out First Pitch at MLB All-Star Game in St. Louis

President Obama will be throwing out the first pitch at the 2009 MLB All-Star Game tomorrow night at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman and reigning NL MVP Albert Pujols will catch Obama's pitch.

I am naturally curious about a) how Obama will be received and b) if he throws a wild pitch.

If you will recall Missouri actually went with McCain last November. Although there will be many Cardinals fans in attendance there will be fans from all over the country and around the world. I am inclined to think Obama will hear more cheers than booes.

That could change though if Obama pitches as well as he bowls. He could uncork a wild one as bad as Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory did at the Great American Ballpark on Opening Day in 2007.

But even if Obama's aim is thirty feet off home plate and plunks Stan Musial in the process I'm sure Keith Olbermann (who at one time hosted the pre-game show for Fox Saturday Baseball) and his acolytes at MSNBC will declare Obama threw the ball 100 miles per hour.

The pitching is probably best left to reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum of the San Francisco Giants and Roy Halladay of the Toronto Blue Jays (for now) who have been named as the All-Star Game starters in the NL and AL, respectively.

On the other hand if Obama does throw a 100 MPH fastball for a strike I would rather he pitch for the Washington Nationals than run the country into the ground.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

obamas the man he'll throw a strike fo sho