A Tale Of Two Pitches

The first pitch

Former President George W. Bush received a strong standing ovation from Rangers fans as he walked to the mound on Monday afternoon at the Ballpark in Arlington to throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day.

Bush threw a strike to Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton, who was squatting behind home plate.

The second pitch

Yesterday was Opening Day for the Baltimore Orioles as they beat the New York Yankees 10-5 at Camden Yards. Before the game, a special guest was on hand to throw out the ceremonial first pitch; Vice President Joe Biden.

Biden took the mound and threw the first pitch high and outside to Orioles catcher Chad Moeller. Biden is the only sitting Vice President to throw out a first pitch for the Orioles.

Also known as high and fluttering. Listen to the boo-birds go!

Can’t wait till Obama tries his hand at it. I hope, for his sake, he is practicing, so he doesn’t pull a John Kerry and one hop it.

And, before anyone says it, are we not allowed to laugh at Joe The One Man Gaffe Machine Biden, either?

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5 Responses to “A Tale Of Two Pitches”

  1. John Ryan says:

    I am a bit surprised that you did mock Sen Kennedy’s effort at a first pitch yesterday. He through it into the dirt it went only six feet

  2. Did you meant that I didn’t mock Ted Kennedy?

    I wouldn’t mock him, no matter how much I disagree with his politics. He is a sick older man, so, I give him kudos for going out and throwing.

  3. joated says:

    With luck, Obama will throw a solid strike for the Nationals and they will offer him a major league contract on the spot–they need the help…and he will accept!

  4. He’s got the body profile to be a good short stop or 3rd baseman.

  5. manbearpig says:

    Mocking someone for being an idiot is one thing, mocking them because of a sickness or disability is just bad form.

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