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Obama swings and misses at Sox lore
Chicago Tribune ^ | April 7, 2010 | John Kass

Posted on 04/08/2010 7:53:21 PM PDT by neverdem

Blame Rahm Emanuel for team’s 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...

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Obama Strikes Out
Peter Wehner - 04.07.2010 - 4:09 PM
John Kass of the Chicago Tribune has a wickedly good column on Barack Obama’s 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. America’s No. 1 Sox fan couldn’t 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.”

Here’s the problem, though: “Cominskey” Park was actually Comiskey Park. This isn’t the first time Mr. Obama has been tripped up on “Cominskey” Park or tried his blue collar v. wine sipping shtick. It’s not only getting old; it’s 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?

1 posted on 04/08/2010 7:53:21 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Hussein is a Miserable Failure ...


2 posted on 04/08/2010 7:54:10 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: neverdem

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...


3 posted on 04/08/2010 7:56:31 PM PDT by hstacey
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To: neverdem

And this was leagues better than the throw he made the other day.

4 posted on 04/08/2010 7:56:58 PM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: neverdem
Do you ever get the feeling that Obama is making it all up as he goes along?

I have always had that feeling about that jerk.

5 posted on 04/08/2010 7:57:58 PM PDT by Republic (Stop the horrific liberals from spending ONE MORE DIME before they destroy our nation.)
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To: DMZFrank; endthematrix; Chgogal; NotJustAnotherPrettyFace; Lawgvr1955; Petruchio; stylin19a; ...

Here’s the wages of being a not very good phony. At least the Bent One could be slick.


6 posted on 04/08/2010 7:58:17 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

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.


7 posted on 04/08/2010 8:00:26 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Toddsterpatriot
1600 West Ashland [?] You can be a Cubs fan like Emanuel, swing both ways, and never land at a 1600 W. Ashland.
8 posted on 04/08/2010 8:01:58 PM PDT by 1rudeboy (That's inside Chicago baseball, friends.)
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Oh, what the heck . . . for all the rest of the FReeper world . . . Ashland Avenue runs north-south.


9 posted on 04/08/2010 8:04:59 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: BunnySlippers
” .. But I say, let's leave the poor president alone ... “
But I say let the poor president produce his BC! It's simple and inexpensive, and so, so meaningful! Oh Why, Oh Why can't this simple request be fulfilled?
Dear CommieCrates please show us that you have tendered a legitimate candidate in good faith!
Oh dear CommieCrate please tell me you are not guilty of knowingly advanced Treason Upon Our Republic!
Oh fellow countryman of CommieCrate colors, please tell me that you believe in, and are willing to defend the Constitution, and are not thereby guilty of criminal treason!
Oh dear CommieCrate where are your true loyalties?
10 posted on 04/08/2010 8:08:39 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: neverdem
Just out of curiosity, just when did the Liar in Chief first arrive in the U.S. from his country of origin?
11 posted on 04/08/2010 8:09:28 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: neverdem
Obama Throw Golf
12 posted on 04/08/2010 8:11:30 PM 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: rlmorel
I've said it before, and I'll say it again........I threw better than Obama when I was eight years old.

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.

13 posted on 04/08/2010 8:12:33 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: neverdem

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.


14 posted on 04/08/2010 8:12:36 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: neverdem
Rush said he thought the 'Cominsky Park' thing might have been deliberate.

Anyone agree with that?

(Everyone who watches any baseball knows this name).

15 posted on 04/08/2010 8:15:18 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: neverdem

Old “Cominskey” didn’t have the nosebleed upper deck, the Cell does, guy is a putz and liar.


16 posted on 04/08/2010 8:18:33 PM PDT by X-FID
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To: neverdem

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.


17 posted on 04/08/2010 8:19:14 PM PDT by bereanway (Sarah get your gun)
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To: ohioWfan

Exactly. I find it very interesting he felt compelled to lie about that.

I think he is pathological.


18 posted on 04/08/2010 8:21:25 PM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: neverdem










It's opening day tomorrow!

19 posted on 04/08/2010 8:22:35 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: rlmorel

LOL, now that is funny.


20 posted on 04/08/2010 8:28:14 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: rlmorel
I agree that his lying is pathological (not unlike Clinton - either one of them - or Gore). He lies when there is no need for it.

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.

21 posted on 04/08/2010 8:28:32 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: rlmorel

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.


22 posted on 04/08/2010 8:31:37 PM PDT by TypeZoNegative (Pro life & Vegan because I respect all life, Republican because our enemies don't respect ours.)
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To: ohioWfan

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.


23 posted on 04/08/2010 8:34:08 PM PDT by Mears
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To: neverdem

Obama lies at will for practice, like any experienced con artist. Only bits of truth as mere decoration, not important in any other way.


24 posted on 04/08/2010 8:36:08 PM PDT by bvw
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To: Mears
What?? Manny Ortiz didn't play for the Red Sox? Who knew??;*)

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?

25 posted on 04/08/2010 8:38:42 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: neverdem
He couldn't name a single player!
26 posted on 04/08/2010 8:41:15 PM PDT by timestax (Why do LIBERALS pay NO TAXES$$$? eh)
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To: neverdem
I was living close to what was then Cominskey Park...

Is Cominskey Park anywhere near Kerry's Lambert Field?

27 posted on 04/08/2010 8:45:39 PM PDT by TXBlair (Obama is doing an INCREDIBLE job of running this country...into the ground.)
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To: timestax

Sammy Sooser!


28 posted on 04/08/2010 8:45:53 PM PDT by sbMKE
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To: X-FID

Old Cominsky had dose obstructed-view seats widda iron stanchions in fronta dem.


29 posted on 04/08/2010 8:49:43 PM PDT by karnage (worn arguments and old attitudes)
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To: Vendome

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.


30 posted on 04/08/2010 8:51:35 PM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: neverdem
It's laughable.....Dibble has been on the radio for years, locally and nationally. He may have been trolling for a compliment for his brief stint with the White Sox......but while Obama's non-answer was an exposé of his deficit of baseball knowledge in Chicago, the pregnant question is.....Why was 'Nasty" being nice?
31 posted on 04/08/2010 8:54:57 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: sbMKE

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.


32 posted on 04/08/2010 9:00:09 PM PDT by timestax (Why do LIBERALS pay NO TAXES$$$? eh)
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To: TypeZoNegative

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.


33 posted on 04/08/2010 9:00:12 PM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: timestax

ER...Joe Nuxhall was on radio, WLW ..The Big One.


34 posted on 04/08/2010 9:02:35 PM PDT by timestax (Why do LIBERALS pay NO TAXES$$$? eh)
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To: ohioWfan

If Bush had effed-up this royally, the libs would’ve discovered baseball as a sport.


35 posted on 04/08/2010 9:12:15 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: rlmorel; LUV W




Yankee Stadium, 2001



Across the Plate talks...Bull Sh*t walks!

36 posted on 04/08/2010 9:12:17 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: timestax

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.


37 posted on 04/08/2010 9:17:12 PM PDT by boop (Democracy is the theory that the people get the government they deserve, good and hard.)
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To: BIGLOOK

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.


38 posted on 04/08/2010 9:20:31 PM PDT by boop (Democracy is the theory that the people get the government they deserve, good and hard.)
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To: BunnySlippers

It’s Saul Alinsky Park


39 posted on 04/08/2010 9:22:23 PM PDT by ChiMark
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To: BIGLOOK

*mega-sigh*

Those were the days my friend........

Thanks, Big Guy!


40 posted on 04/08/2010 9:22:57 PM PDT by LUV W (DIMs?......start packin'--you're fired!)
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To: boop

Yep, those were the good ole days! Hey remember CATFISH HUNTER of the A’s...what a nickname eh.


41 posted on 04/08/2010 9:24:27 PM PDT by timestax (Why do LIBERALS pay NO TAXES$$$? eh)
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To: rlmorel
Show 'em this video:

http://yankees.fandome.com/video.

42 posted on 04/08/2010 9:25:03 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: neverdem

Mr. Obama, only one thing to say: “You are a lying POS!”

This man is rotten to the core!


43 posted on 04/08/2010 9:25:18 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: neverdem

“Nucular” failure!? :)


44 posted on 04/08/2010 9:28:53 PM PDT by LUV W (DIMs?......start packin'--you're fired!)
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To: neverdem

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.


45 posted on 04/08/2010 9:29:39 PM PDT by blackpacific
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To: neverdem

Wait’ll Obama finds out the White Sox are in the American League.


46 posted on 04/08/2010 9:30:06 PM PDT by 10Ring
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To: musicman

OUCH!



47 posted on 04/08/2010 9:30:51 PM PDT by rdb3 (The mouth is the exhaust pipe of the heart.)
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To: 10Ring

LOL!


48 posted on 04/08/2010 9:35:11 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: 1rudeboy

Hadn’t seen that in years.

Where did that go? That feeling? Effing liberals, that’s where, dammit.


49 posted on 04/08/2010 9:40:21 PM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: 1rudeboy; LUV W; neverdem
Check out an excellent #42!

Thanks to Rude Boy.....hell, even 'Nasty' Rob Dibble would be proud!
50 posted on 04/08/2010 9:40:38 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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