Skip to comments.Obama swings and misses at Sox lore
Posted on 04/08/2010 7:53:21 PM PDT by neverdem
Blame Rahm Emanuel for teams No. 1 fan dropping the ball during interview
What's happening to President Barack Obama, America's No. 1 White Sox fan, is just absolutely terrible.
OK, sure, the poor guy committed a grievous baseball sin. But now he's taking a beating, the kind Cubs ace Carlos Zambrano would give his own catcher, or maybe his manager.
It almost reminds me of the time CBS' Katie Couric sweetly asked Sarah Palin what she liked to read. Palin drew a blank and reporters never let her live it down.
But I say, let's leave the poor president alone. After all, he's a White Sox fan, isn't he?
Obama's troubles started Monday after he threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Washington Nationals home opener.
He threw lefty and missed the plate, which wasn't surprising. What was surprising is what happened after he joined announcer Rob Dibble in the booth for some happy talk.
Dibble commented on Obama's hat a nicely faded black Sox cap which the president proudly wore on the mound reminding all of us once again of the heroic team from Chicago that has actually won a World Series in the past 100 years.
Dibble asked the fateful question, one so easy that Hawk Harrelson would have called it a "can of corn."
Dibble: "Who was one of your favorite White Sox players growing up?"
Obama: "You know uh I thought that you know the truth is, that a lot of the Cubs I liked too."
Ouch. The silence between the stammers was excruciating. America's No. 1 Sox fan couldn't name one Sox player.
Not former players like Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk or future Hall of Famer Frank Thomas or manager Ozzie Guillen. The least he could have...
(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...
Obama Strikes Out
Peter Wehner - 04.07.2010 - 4:09 PM
John Kass of the Chicago Tribune has a wickedly good column on Barack Obamas perfectly awful interview with Washington National announcer Rob Dibble.
For starters, when asked to name just one player he liked while growing up, Obama drew a blank. You know uh I thought that you know the truth is, that a lot of the Cubs I liked too.
Ouch, Kass writes. The silence between the stammers was excruciating. Americas No. 1 Sox fan couldnt name one Sox player.
It gets worse.
When I moved to Chicago, Obama told Dibble, I was living close to what was then Cominskey Park and went to a couple of games and just fell in love with it.
Heres the problem, though: Cominskey Park was actually Comiskey Park. This isnt the first time Mr. Obama has been tripped up on Cominskey Park or tried his blue collar v. wine sipping shtick. Its not only getting old; its getting embarrassing.
After this interview which seemed to last a lot longer than it actually did one better understands why Obama is so reliant on his teleprompter.
Do you ever get the feeling that Obama is making it all up as he goes along?
Hussein is a Miserable Failure ...
Yes and he’s bad at lying. For someone who was supposed to be “so intelligent” he’s not...That should have been our first clue when the MSM touted his intelligence...
And this was leagues better than the throw he made the other day.
I have always had that feeling about that jerk.
Here’s the wages of being a not very good phony. At least the Bent One could be slick.
Yes—every time I hear or see anything he says, I get the feeling that he’s making it up as he goes. This guy needs a keeper just to get through each day, I think—and that probably started way before some people ever called him president.
Oh, what the heck . . . for all the rest of the FReeper world . . . Ashland Avenue runs north-south.
And I AM a girl.
He's not only a wuss, but he's a really bad liar, and would have been far better off to say, "You know, I'm not really much of a baseball fan."
But I don't think he's ever made an honest statement in his life.
I refused to attend opening day this year for the first time(I’m a Nats season ticket holder, but my other partners opted for it in my stead). I didn’t ever want to disrespect an American president in person, so I decided to give him a wide berth at the ballpark on Monday.
Everyone I know who watched this debacle on TV came back to this presidential “interview” in the booth, which was easily the weakest, bungled and most diffuse that I’ve heard the Obamunist.
Not that it should surprise us. This much is certain to all of us Nationals fans: one day soon we will have a better baseball team and a better president.
Anyone agree with that?
(Everyone who watches any baseball knows this name).
Old “Cominskey” didn’t have the nosebleed upper deck, the Cell does, guy is a putz and liar.
Obama: “You know uh I thought that you know the truth is, that a lot of the Cubs I liked too.”
For a messiah this guy’s got some real holes in his game.
Exactly. I find it very interesting he felt compelled to lie about that.
I think he is pathological.
LOL, now that is funny.
A lot of people couldn't name anybody on the White Sox in 1960 whatever, and wouldn't have faulted him for not being able to.
Instead of saying he was in Hawaii and was an Oakland fan (was he?), he should have just fessed up..........but he couldn't.
It's a sickness, a moral sickness.
I see the connection now. Obama’s sometimes equated to Jesus. Eephus rhymes with Jesus. So therefore, it was a pun... Ha ha ha! So funny! Not.
Kind of like that great Red Sox fan,John Kerry saying,when running for president,that his favorite Sox player was Manny Ortiz.
Guess Kerry thinks all Hispanics look alike.
Caused quite a stir in Red Sox Nation.
Obama lies at will for practice, like any experienced con artist. Only bits of truth as mere decoration, not important in any other way.
Actually it's exactly the same. There's some need to not be the doofuses they are and pretend they know baseball, when they don't.
And they don't seem to have any shame over lying.
btw, does everyone else here agree that a good basketball player (ie. an athlete) like Obama is supposed to be, would be able to throw a baseball, even if he had never thrown one in his life?
My husband and I both think that there's no good basketball player who throws like a girly man like Obama does. Are we right?
Is Cominskey Park anywhere near Kerry's Lambert Field?
Old Cominsky had dose obstructed-view seats widda iron stanchions in fronta dem.
Glad you liked it...that was actually the track of the ball, too...pretty disgraceful. A lib at work was jabbing at me because I made fun of his throw, and he asked if I thought I would do better.
I told him damned right I would. I wouldn’t go up there without practicing to give a presentable show. I know Bush did.
Like, not only could I list players of the Cincinnati Reds of many moons ago,Rose,Bench,Morgan,Perez,Cardenas,etc. I can list the manager, Sparky Anderson,the radio and TV station,TV announcer (Joe Nuxhall), the advertising sponsors, etc.
AND he got the name of ther stadium wrong. He called it the Cominski Park, and even I , from Ohio, know that it is Comiskey Park.
LOL...I had no idea what you meant. I had to look up “Eephus”...the last time I was a real, honest to goodness baseball fan was when Lou Brock was setting records stealing bases for the St. Louis Cardinals...so I never really watched much baseball.
But living up here in the Boston area during the Seventies, I damn well should have known, if it was something Bill Lee was doing! I guess I would have to have been blind or deaf not to.
ER...Joe Nuxhall was on radio, WLW ..The Big One.
If Bush had effed-up this royally, the libs would’ve discovered baseball as a sport.
I was a fan of the Reds and could probably name 20 of the players from the 70’s. Heck I could name a bunch of Oakland A’s players from that era. And I lived about as far away from Oakland as you can get. BTW, I miss Kahn’s hotdogs and Big Red Smokies.
W was in the Reds clubhouse before a game and he knew just about all of the players. He had a converstaion with Ken Griffey Jr. about his dad.
It’s Saul Alinsky Park
Those were the days my friend........
Thanks, Big Guy!
Yep, those were the good ole days! Hey remember CATFISH HUNTER of the A’s...what a nickname eh.
Mr. Obama, only one thing to say: “You are a lying POS!”
This man is rotten to the core!
“Nucular” failure!? :)
Weren’t questions about baseball players sometimes used during WWII to determine if an English speaking military officer was in fact an undercover agent for the Axis? Or was that just a Hollywood screenwriter’s device?
I haven’t followed baseball since I was a kid, but as a Dodgers fan I sure loved watching Steve Garvey and Ron Cey play, and I hated the Cincinnati Reds. It would seem if this President were raised in America, he would have favorite players, even if he didn’t pay any attention to the sport now.
Wait’ll Obama finds out the White Sox are in the American League.
Hadn’t seen that in years.
Where did that go? That feeling? Effing liberals, that’s where, dammit.