Thursday, July 16, 2009
A 42 Mile Per Hour Generous Called "Strike"
Upon further review, Obama's first pitch was uber-sissy.
That doesn't mean much unto itself. The dude's hoop game is probably better than every other ex-POTUS save for Grover Cleveland - who I'm told was a nasty power forward that could shoot lefty hook shots and had a killer crossover.
What's even weaker, however, is the media fawning. I love this exact headline: "President Gets Ball To the Plate On the Fly."
To quote Chris Rock: "Wathca wanna cookie?! You're supposed to do that!"
The gold standard for presidential first pitches, remains, and will likely never be matched, by the awesome strike gunned in by George W. Bush in the immediate aftermath of 9/11.
This blog post and accompanying video is worth the read, and the watch.
I remember how on edge I was just watching that moment, wondering if it was even possible for the Secret Service to properly secure a building of that size, and whether another awful suprise was in store.
I gotta believe Bush's heart was pounding too. Steeeee-rike!
As for Obama? Eh. You didn't crap your pants. Now, is it possible for you to lay low a while, and not pop up at every big national media event? You do have 3.5 more years in this gig, you know?