Boy, this was a big disappointment. Big Guy’s been practicing in private since last year’s girlie pitch at the All-Star Game. And to give credit where credit is due, it wasn’t quite as girlie as last July’s:
But let’s face it, this is not the image Big Guy has of himself:
I figured he was thrown off by the unaccustomed boos coming from the crowd, (hint: don’t wear your Chicago White Sox cap to a Nationals/Phillies game) combined with the fact that it was the second time in one day that he had to stand through the playing of the National Anthem: another disorienting event.
But at least his handlers got him out of the Mom jeans and Nikes he wore for the first pitch at the All-Star’s, so he looked a bit more presidential.
Didn’t help with the ceremonial first pitch though: high and outside – to the left, of course. Some would say “wild and in the dirt.” Afterwards, he told Ron Dibble that he’d thrown, what? like, a dozen fast balls right across the plate during warm-up. Sure Big Guy. I’m sure we’ll be seeing that footage soon.
But don’t worry, BO was back to form in the press box a little later, chatting it up about how he’s always been a South Side kid and big White Sox fan. All was good until Dibble asked him who his favorite White Sox player was:
"You know uh ..... I ... I thought that ... uh .... you know," Obama stalled. " ... The truth is a lot of the Cubs I like too! But, uh ... I did not become a Sox fan until I moved to Chicago. Because I uh .... I was growing up in Hawaii so I ended up actually being an Oakland A's fan."
There you have it. Just another right-wing sports announcer swooping in to sabotage the Won: trying to make it seem as if he lied about being a Sox fan, just like he’s lying about Obamacare. And everything else. Can you believe the nerve of these right-wing media guys?
Well, it’s not as if Big Guy doesn’t have bigger fish to fry.