Thankfully, St. Louis slugger Albert Pujols helped out the president, moving up to scoop the low toss before it hit the dirt.
Pujols showing true Democratic unity regardless of the "truth" that so easily escapes the party when necessary, said the pitch "didn't hit the ground." I'm sure other party supporters instead of simply admitting this fact will first have to point out that "someone else does that too".
"I did not play organized baseball when I was a kid and so, you know, I think some of these natural moves (like throwing a ball) aren’t so natural to me,” Obama said.
Given what for him is an "unnatural move", apparently Obama's overhead passes in basketball routinely hit the court well before their intended target too.
Obama also threw a few pitches Monday night at the White House with personal aide Reggie Love. No comment from Love on how the Commander-in-Chief of the world's most powerful military could throw so much "like a girl" especially given the fact that earlier on Tuesday, the President said that he planned to throw his first Presidential pitch high so it'd get to the plate without bouncing.
At this point, what has to really be burning up democrats across the country and Open Salon users in particular is having to compare this performance to the strike across the plate that President George W. Bush famously through during the 2001 World Series in New York just weeks after Sept. 11.
To further fuel this fire, the reception for "The Savior" was less than spectacular with boos being heard among the cheers. His live presence even failed to attract the reception of that received by President George W. Bush during a taped announcement by the four previous Presidents before the game.
Obama did make time to engage in what he does best though. After greeting Pujols, the most fearsome hitter in the majors, Obama went over to Milwaukee star Prince Fielder, who won Monday night’s Home Run Derby. Pointing at Fielder, the president said, “Hey Albert, what happened, this guy, man—in your home park? What’s going on, man?” Yes, we have a president fully capable of engaging in trash talk regardless of the sports venue!
It's being widely reported the Vice President Biden will make a statement in the president's defense. Apparently the administration "under-estimated" the actual distance the ball would have to travel and after consulting with several climate change experts felt that global warming would cause the ball to stay aloft for a longer period of time. Look, it's not just the president here. We all got this thing wrong. Every expert I know of has agreed that that thing should have made it there, so it's just not fair to lay this blame at Barack's feet. Now granted, if I was president, which we all know I was clearly the more qualified candidate, that thing would have been in there. I've raised boys and I know what it takes to get this thing done. Now the country has spoken and this is just something we are going to have to live with for the next 4 years. Hopefully we can keep from making this same mistake and arrange for certain foreign matters to come up during future World Series, Opening Days, and of course All-Star games.