Believe it or not, it’s even worse than last year’s effort, which is sad, because as Mary Katherine Ham reports, he’s been training in preparation for this:
He’s also been practicing for his first ceremonial pitch at the Nationals’ home opener today:
Spokesman Robert Gibbs says Obama has hurling pitches at personal assistant Reggie Love and White House trip director Marvin Nicholson, as he prepared with workouts in the White House Rose garden. Obama threw out the first pitch at last year’s All-Star game in St. Louis, wearing a White Sox jacket, a nod to his hometown Chicago team. Gibbs wouldn’t comment on Obama’s choice for a jacket to wear at Monday afternoon’s game.
Well, here it is:
You know, there’s no law that says the President must throw out the first pitch of the season. Gad.
Here’s Obama’s first bloop pitch of the All Star Game, last year (thanks Media Matters!) which Joe Scarborough thoroughly mocked on his show, calling it, “a bit dainty”:
And here’s the Bush pitch from October 2001, which is the one Scarborough wanted viewers to see:
I recommend this video, which includes the build up to the actual pitch Bush threw at the World Series in 2001:
Hat tip: JackM at AoSHQ