Skip to comments.Obama strikes out yet again
Posted on 04/07/2010 3:51:12 AM PDT by ninonitti
Barack Obama used to live in Somerville - I wonder if he ever went to Fenway Park [map], or, as he might put it, Funway Park.
Once again, the president has tried to pass himself off as a regular guy, a Joe Sixpack who likes nothing better than to crack open a Bud and listen to a game from . . . Cuminski Park.
Cuminski . . . rhymes with Alinsky. As in Saul Alinsky.
Yes, thats right, the president talked about Cuminski Park again Monday at the Washington Nationals home opener, at which he threw out the first pitch in a semi-girly-man lefty toss.
Then he went up into the broadcast booth and pretended to be a baseball fan - a manly man.
Of course, no one expects Barack Obama to really know anything. We understand, all too well, exactly how he got through Columbia and Harvard Law. He had certain . . . intangibles, shall we say.
But now he pretends to be a rabid White Sox fan. Which led the announcer to a natural follow-up question: Who was one of your favorite White Sox players growing up?
All dialogue guaranteed verbatim:
You know uh I I thought that uh you know the truth is that, a lot of the Cubs I like too uh but uh I did not become a Sox fan until I moved to Chicago . . .
Ive never been a White Sox fan. But I can name plenty of Pale Hose, starting with Nellie Fox and Early Wynn. Minnie Minoso.
We know Obama knows nothing about history, or sports, or anything, basically. But how about movies? Field of Dreams? Eight Men Out? Ever hear of Shoeless Joe Jackson - Ill give you a hint, Mr. President. He was a typical white person.
-because I uh you know I was uh growing up in Hawaii so so I ended up uh an Oakland As fan.
Comes the recurring question: name one. Ill give you some clues - Reggie, Vida, Sal, Gene, Rollie.
But when I moved to Chicago I was livin close to what was then Cuminski Park and went to a couple games and just fell in love and the nice thing about the Sox is its real blue-collar baseball.
Whatever that is. As bad as John Kerry was, with Manny Ortez and his belief that baseball is a lot like tennis - Detroit 2, Red Sox [team stats] 5, as he would say - at least he could name some players.
But this incident Monday reminds me of one of those old World War II POW movies, where Bill Holden and the boys in Stalag 17 catch the Nazi spy by asking him how many home runs Babe Ruth hit in 1927.
Im sure, though, that Barack does know some baseball. Anybody know who batted clean-up for the Nairobi Al Qaedas in 1973?
Howie Carr hits this one out of the park.
Ah, the article has been pulled, hmmmm?????? I wonder why??????
LOL! THAT'S gonna leave a mark! Classic!
I think we all know. Could be a coincidence, or a bad link...:)
ROTFLMAO! In the picture at that link, he has a white man’s overbite!
His two races struggle for mastery of his corporeal body!
Thank you, link works.
I thought this was one of Bambi's more offensive lines, btw:
and the nice thing about the Sox is its real blue-collar baseball.
What a repulsive, condescending little pig we have in the White House.
The maoist would be the perfect person to do one of those............this is your brain on drugs........PSAs.
Nice one, Captain...
You'll probably enjoy this rendition of Obama at the bat
His brain must be fried! Maybe he thought it was a trick question...afterall if he had a favorite player wouldn’t he then have to redistribute his favoritism more evenly over the field. Those blue collar baseball players make minimum wage right?
I suspect he loves the White Sox because their manager HATES the USA.
Zer0 is clueless.
Pu$$y muzzie marxist boyfriend of Larry Sinclair.
From James Taranto’s column:
This is a story of absolutely no consequence, but nonetheless an instructive comparison. Here’s how the Associated Press reported President Obama’s throwing out the first pitch at yesterday’s Montreal Expos game:
In front of thousands of fans, President Barack Obama strolled to the pitcher’s mound and tossed a baseball to Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, officially launching the team’s baseball season.
The setting - freshly cut grass, a brilliant sun and clear skies - was a picture-postcard quality introduction to a new Major League Baseball season. And the lanky Obama, appearing in khakis and a Washington Nationals warmup jacket, was the star attraction for a moment.
Here’s how the AP reported the same story two years ago:
President Bush had enough to worry about—like not flubbing the first pitch in front of a crowd that might not exactly be his biggest fans anyway.
So before the game, when a couple of Atlanta Braves gave him a team jersey and suggested he wear it to throw out the first pitch at Nationals Park, Bush laughed. Uh, no thanks, guys. Might as well put on a sign that says “Boo me.”
We suppose we should count our blessings: The AP makes it so easy to spot its bias. On the other hand, think of how much better its journalism would be if the bias were limited to fluff stories like this one.
We know Obama is not who he says he is. But may we never see a crisis that will cause his mask to fall.
Makes a big deal about being a Sox fan and doesn’t know any of the players? The guy is filled w/hate and rage.
Pray for America
Yes. But, he never misses from beyond the 3-point arc.
Funny, I haven't watched baseball in thirty years, but I can still remember the players I watched as a kid-- I can remember who played nearly every position on the team I followed in the late 1970s. I suspect for a lot of people (even non-sport fans as adults, like me) those childhood baseball memories are particularly vivid.
See that little spot right on the South Side of Chicago? That's the extent of the Pale Hose fanbase. That and North Minneapolis.