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What president threw most like a ballpayer? And what president threw most like a dork?
Orange Punch, The Orange County Register political commentary blog ^ | 4-5-2012 | Mark Landsbaum

Posted on 04/05/2012 9:23:58 AM PDT by landsbaum

For baseball’s Opening Day we offer fans an opportunity to tell us which president most resembled Cy Young, and which least looked like a ballplayer. Complete with slide show. =-=-= BEST presidential pitching form goes to...

(Excerpt) Read more at orangepunch.ocregister.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; History; Humor
KEYWORDS: baseball; firstpitch; openingday; presidents

1 posted on 04/05/2012 9:24:00 AM PDT by landsbaum
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To: landsbaum

And which president throws like a little gay boy?


2 posted on 04/05/2012 9:27:55 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: landsbaum

Is there even a close second in the Dork competition?
3 posted on 04/05/2012 9:28:57 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: landsbaum

I think Dubya has this one wrapped up. OTOH, I could imagine Gerald Ford throwing a good looking opening pitch.


4 posted on 04/05/2012 9:29:37 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: landsbaum

Girls are not dorks


5 posted on 04/05/2012 9:29:48 AM PDT by Dan(9698)
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To: landsbaum

I have a dial-up modem so will not even try to watch the video but I remember Bush Jr. threw a strike and actually looked like a pitcher.

The cursed one looked like a girl throwing.


6 posted on 04/05/2012 9:30:54 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: landsbaum

Ford looks like he’s getting ready to throw a football.

Reagan looks a little stiff.

Ike looks a little dorky.

I would go with W. as the best since he did play a lot of baseball.

Clinton just played with his balls a lot.

Obama has no balls.


7 posted on 04/05/2012 9:32:19 AM PDT by old3030 (I lost some time once. It's always in the last place you look.)
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To: landsbaum
BEST presidential pitching form goes to...

Well, who? I'm not giving you a hit.

How about you just summarize the rest.

8 posted on 04/05/2012 9:32:19 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: landsbaum


9 posted on 04/05/2012 9:34:51 AM PDT by pookie18 (...plan B: Cain/Gingrich '12! What?! OK, plan C: Newt or Rick...)
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To: pookie18

LOL. A masterpiece!


10 posted on 04/05/2012 9:35:43 AM PDT by fwdude
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To: landsbaum

Pretty cool and fun! Both of the Bush family have pretty good form. From proper use of the rubber to plant foot placement and arm position, they were easily the picks from a former pitcher and part-time baseball coach. Johnson got my vote for worst. His grip on the ball looked like he was trying to throw a slider but had the wrong hand/wrist position. Obama is losing in a landslide (omen of things to come?) and was a very close second for my vote. Would have been more fun if the poll let you rank them! All the Rs (and I don’t mean RHP) would be on top and the Ds on the bottom!


11 posted on 04/05/2012 9:37:25 AM PDT by RonInNaples
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To: landsbaum

According to the slide show presented in the article, all the Presidents before Reagan could not exhibit ANY pitching form as they were in the stands, not on the mound.


12 posted on 04/05/2012 9:41:27 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: landsbaum

Ah, another person refers to the Cretin-in-Chief as a “dork”.

Actually, there is a heated competition as to who is the “most vapid dork”.

The two top rated finalists: The human-like slug currently posing as president or RINOmney, the non-human like slug currently posing as a Repulsican.


13 posted on 04/05/2012 9:45:22 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: pookie18
LMAO!....Worth repeating!
14 posted on 04/05/2012 9:49:12 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: landsbaum

Bush. Hands down.


15 posted on 04/05/2012 9:49:12 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: humblegunner

Good call.

Let him walk.....home..


16 posted on 04/05/2012 9:51:32 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: landsbaum

No pitch was better or meant more to me than George Bush throwing in Yankee stadium 1 week after 9/11. An epic moment that brings tears to my eyes as I type. And more tears at how far we have fallen from those days.


17 posted on 04/05/2012 10:07:51 AM PDT by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then, the Tower of Sauron on 11.06.2012)
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To: landsbaum

Best Bush, the Younger

Worst Obama


18 posted on 04/05/2012 10:08:34 AM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: pookie18

I won’t even ask how you did that. But it is perfect! :-)


19 posted on 04/05/2012 10:09:07 AM PDT by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then, the Tower of Sauron on 11.06.2012)
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To: pookie18

It’s funny, but Obama does not look that good in shorts.


20 posted on 04/05/2012 10:12:35 AM PDT by rusty schucklefurd
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To: kalee

Aside from Presidents, the worst opening pitch was thrown by Howard Stern show producer Gary “Baba Booey” D’ellabate.


21 posted on 04/05/2012 10:32:38 AM PDT by VA_Gentleman ("Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented." -Jon Stewart)
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To: yarddog

It’s pics, not a video.


22 posted on 04/05/2012 10:40:13 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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23 posted on 04/05/2012 10:45:19 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: SueRae

The Looking Spoon did it...


24 posted on 04/05/2012 11:02:53 AM PDT by pookie18 (...plan B: Cain/Gingrich '12! What?! OK, plan C: Newt or Rick...)
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To: landsbaum

Obama’s a queer who pretends to like sports to cover up his gayness jmo.


25 posted on 04/05/2012 11:07:12 AM PDT by erod (This Chicagoan will crawl over broken glass to vote the fake Chicagoan Obama out!)
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To: VA_Gentleman

I have to disagree, during the election of 04 JFnKerry bounced it 15 feet in front of the catcher.


26 posted on 04/05/2012 12:13:06 PM PDT by rocksblues (Obama, the biggest liar in the history of American politics!)
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To: pookie18

That is the best, Jerry, the BEST /Seinfeld quote


27 posted on 04/05/2012 12:16:57 PM PDT by hattend (Jesus wants me to make churches pay for abortions. - Barack Obama)
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To: Yardstick

” ... I could imagine Gerald Ford throwing a good looking opening pitch.”

... and then tripping on the rubber and falling down.

OK, I know; it was just a joke. Ford was actually an accomplished athlete in his youth.


28 posted on 04/06/2012 5:49:43 AM PDT by riverdawg
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To: Yardstick

” ... I could imagine Gerald Ford throwing a good looking opening pitch.”

... and then tripping on the mound and falling down.

OK, I know; it was just a joke. Ford was actually an accomplished athlete in his youth.


29 posted on 04/06/2012 5:50:33 AM PDT by riverdawg
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