Obama’s feminine pitch – Masculinity = FAIL

February 12, 2011

Obama said afterwards that he had been throwing so many strikes in practice and that on the moment …the ball slipped out of his hand. WHAT A LIAR President Obama toed the rubber, eyed home plate, then reared back, kicked his leg into the air and fired the first pitch at the Washington Nationals’ home opener on Tuesday. He had to throw the baseball 60 feet 6 inches. The semisoft toss made the distance but missed the strike zone by a mile. The ball flew way up to the left, prompting squatting third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, playing catcher, to stand up and do a little hop to catch it. The president, throwing out his second ceremonial pitch in office, didn’t much mind. He stood atop the mound, waved to the cheering crowd and then strode off, doffing his cap. When he took the mound, the crowd cheered a bit, but boos were clearly audible across the stadium. The crowd booed even louder when he donned a White Sox cap. The president has had a difficult time at the plate. In July 2009, Mr. Obama, wearing a White Sox warm-up jacket and blue jeans and throwing from the top of the mound, threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Major League All-Star Game. It didn’t bounce in the dirt, but only because catcher Albert Pujols scooted up and reached far out to snag the pitch. The pitch was not nearly as impressive as the one thrown by former President George W. Bush during the 2001 World Series. Coming just weeks after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Mr. Bush strode to the mound
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