Obama's first pitch at All Star Game
Obama's opening pitch at the All Star Game bounced off the ground in front of home plate before it was caught (you have to go here to see it bounce off the ground, but the first baseman who was catching clearly had to go well out in front of home plate to trap it off the ground). It was somewhat strange that Fox's coverage of the pitch had an angle that made it so you couldn't see where the pitch went. It looks to me as if Obama has some type of three finger throw and let's just say he doesn't throw the ball the way most guys would throw it.
From the Chicago Tribune:
Which brings us to his ceremonial first pitch Tuesday night at the All-Star Game. How best to put this? He throws like a ... wait, I'm not going to say it. It's not worth the protests by the U.S. women's national softball team that inevitably will blossom outside Tribune Tower.
Let's just say he throws like someone who hardly has played sports. If the Cardinals' Albert Pujols hadn't stepped up and made a catch, Obama's pitch would have bounced in front of the plate, the ultimate humiliation. . . . .