To be honest, I have no idea what to make of President Obama as a baseball fan. He claims to be a dedicated, life-long Chicago White Sox fan, but couldn’t even name his favorite player — or any player for that matter — when asked in an interview. He’s also thrown out the ceremonial first pitch at a White Sox game and missed horribly. Some fans even questioned his allegiance recently when he accepted an offer to throw out the first pitch at a Washington Nationals game, but we won’t hold that against him since it would just be bad PR for him to turn that down for obvious reasons.
Now, we see this photo of Barack Obama not doing “the wave” at Nationals Park while he was in attendance watching Stephen Strasburg pitch against the White Sox. Score one for the President. Actually, I’ll even give him two points here. The first point he receives is for clearly being locked into the game and not wanting to be distracted. Just look at the expression on his face and effort he’s giving to peer around the arms of the other fans. The second point is awarded simply for not partaking in the “the wave”. It’s for bored fans. I’ve seen it done in 10-0 games and I’ve seen it done in 0-0 games. If you don’t want to be there, go home. In my opinion, this photo can only help the status of Obama’s fanhood.
Obama Takes A Firm Stand Against The Wave [Deadspin]