President Barack Obama was true to his word: He didn’t bounce it.
(From ESPN Online)
ST. LOUIS — President Barack Obama was true to his word: He didn’t bounce it.
Obama’s ceremonial first pitch at the All-Star Game barely reached the plate Tuesday night. St. Louis Cardinals star Albert Pujols helped the president, reaching out to scoop the toss.
Decked out in a Chicago White Sox jacket, the president was asked about sporting his favorite team’s gear to the All-Star Game.
“Everyone knows I’m a White Sox fan,” Obama said, “and my wife thinks I look cute in this jacket, so between those two things, why not?”
Obama had warmed up on the White House grounds Monday night, and was determined his pitch would reach the plate on a fly.
Later, he joined the Fox broadcast team in the booth in the second inning. They asked what it was like for him to be in St. Louis after being overseas for about a week.
“It’s as close to home as I’ve been in a while and it’s the national pastime,” Obama said.
While Obama was in the booth, White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle began warming up in the bullpen.
“It’s about time,” Obama said with a laugh.
Below, another take, this time with full audio, courtesy of The Daily Kos: