The annual presidential tradition will continue this year — except this time it may involve mom jeans and a teleprompter:

President Obama will throw the ceremonial first pitch on opening day at the Washington Nationals’ game vs. last year’s National League champions, the Philadelphia Phillies, on Monday.

The visit marks the first time the president, a Chicago White Sox fan, will attend a game at Nationals Park. The visit also marks the 100th year anniversary of the first time a US president threw an opening day pitch.

Hopefully the president has been practicing since last year’s All-Star game.

If you’ve never seen Obama pitch, he throws a wicked 58-foot changeup, and his pitching style differs a little bit from predecessor, George W. Bush.

Here’s Bush above a good pitching-style comparison:


And here’s Obama alongside a good pitching-style comparison:



25 Responses to “World Gets to See Obama Try to Throw a Baseball Again”

  1. LN_Smithee on March 30th, 2010 7:27 pm

    Don't forget John Kerry's athletic form:

    Throwing a baseball:

    Throwing a football:

    Catching a football:

  2. Rick on March 30th, 2010 8:18 pm

    It should go better this year if he can man-up and keep his tiara on straight.

  3. lala on April 3rd, 2010 1:08 am

    I love my President. That being said, I hope Mrs. Obama, insists on going jean
    and sneaker shopping.

  4. Todd on April 4th, 2010 1:29 pm

    Prediction: He wears better jeans and has more of a "athletic" looking pitch. He will still bounce it in though. I'm a live long Chicago resident and I can tell you Obama has probably been to less than 5 White Sox games…in his life. The dude called Comiskey, "Comiskey Field" in his interview with Bob Costas. Bounce it in there, Big Boy. You won't be able to depend on your party's majority leadership to get that pitch over the plate!

  5. your mom on April 6th, 2010 12:06 am

    you're a fucking retard

  6. Francis on April 14th, 2010 11:11 pm

    He actually called it "Cominski Field" and couldn't name his favorite White Sox player. Come on…really? You don't remeber BO Jackson? or Harold Baines?

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    Great blog. Obama really looks out of place being athletic.

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    I don't think cheer-leading is a safe sport, but it's definitely not the most dangerous of them all, not after watching Daytona 500 and Wrestling night. I guess we're all subjective here, and since I was never a cheerleader I won't know for sure.

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