Obama’s pitch


I don’t care that he can’t pitch, baseball’s not his game. However, his fistpump gesture after the pitch, as if he’d thrown a decent pitch, epitomizes the man and his message.

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3 Responses to Obama’s pitch

  1. Angela says:

    I’d read that gesture as just plain relief that the catcher was able to get it before it hit the ground. He wasn’t congratulating himself. A very understated, almost self-deprecating gesture, in any case – http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0709/24953.html

  2. Thomas says:

    You may have read that; however, if one watches the video clip for oneself, I don’t see how one can honestly put that interpretation on it. The media’s spin “The left-hander grimaced slightly, and gave a fist pump when Pujols — a Gold Glove first baseman — made the neat grab” to suggest that the fist pump was for Pujols’ catch just does not ring true. That’s not the gesture a man would make to thank Pujols for his face-saving catch.

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