President Obama Has Not Gotten Any Better at Throwing a Baseball


President Obama is kind of funny as an athlete. He seems to be more than proficient at basketball and plays plenty of golf, but put a bowling ball or a baseball in his hands and he becomes this awkward, uncoordinated mess. This phenomenon was on full display at the season opener for the Washington Nationals earlier today, where Obama, to a mix of cheers and boos, threw out the ceremonial first pitch. You may recall that at the All-Star Game last summer, Obama failed to reach the plate with his first pitch. That wasn’t the problem this time. Nope, the issue with this pitch was not distance, but accuracy. A total and utter lack of accuracy. Also, was that a triumphant fist pump at the end, or a “Darn it, I missed the strike zone by fifteen feet” fist pump?