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Phillies Fans Boo Robot After it Bounces First Pitch (Video)

There was a big stir caused when it was announced a robot would be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at a Phillies game this week. I don’t get the fuss; how is this much different from an old school pitching machine like the one Jimmy Dugan hit off of in A League of Their Own? But I digress. The robot was wheeled out to throw the first pitch at Wednesday’s Phillies game and it did not go well. Like Jimmy Traina said, the robot didn’t quite Baba Booey the throw, but you could hear the boos after the robot bounces the pitch:

Honestly, I would have been disappointed and worried that Phillies fans were losing it had they not booed the robot. This is Phillies fan we’re talking about — perpetrator of the lewd, crude, and rude. Way to live up to your reputation, Phillies fans. Nicely done.

Video: Nick Saban Throws Out First Pitch

It’s all about Alabama coach Nick Saban this week. First it was announced that his memorial bronze statue would be unveiled at the annual A-Day Spring Game on April 16th (see sneak peek of the statue here). Then Saban had the honor of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the baseball team’s game against Arkansas Friday night. Check out Sabe’s arm:

Nice motion and he showed off a bit of a gun. It certainly had nothing on Nolan Ryan, but at least he topped Barack Obama. Thanks to Izzy Gould for the video.

Barry Bonds Throws Out Giants First Pitch, Looks Like Normal Human Being Again

Much like Rangers legend Nolan Ryan who was asked to throw out the first pitch in the ALDS for Texas, Giants legend Barry Bonds was invited to throw out the first pitch prior to Game 3 of the NLCS in San Francisco Tuesday. Bonds was in excellent spirits and received a nice welcome from his home crowd. What stood out immediately was how much different Barry looks. He’s no longer all roided up on horse pills and cow hormones and he actually looks normal. More accurately, as LBS contributor Alan Hull put it, he looked deflated (and we’re not talking about emotionally). Check out the pictures of Barry Bonds now and back when he was juiced up for comparison:

Looks a lot different now, doesn’t he? Any wonder how he bashed 73 home runs? The prosecution rests, your honor.

Photo Credit: Photo/Jeff Chiu, Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Maybe Ron Washington Should Have Brought Nolan Ryan in From the Pen

Nolan Ryan may be 63 years old, but the fireballin’ Texan can still bring it. The Rangers’ minority owner threw out the first pitch before Game 1 of the ALCS in Arlington and entertained the fans with his scowl and classic high leg kick. Oh yeah, he also brought the heat:

With Ron Washington running out of arms in the 8th inning, I was wondering if he was going to bring Ryan in from the front row. It couldn’t have been worse than some of the other arms he ran out there.

Michelle Obama Could Embarrass Barack

First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to throw out the first pitch at Camden Yards before a game between the Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays next Tuesday. Given Barack Obama’s history with throwing out the first pitch, this could turn out to be pretty emasculating stuff for the President. Michelle’s first pitch certainly can’t be any worse than Barack’s was at the Washington Nationals game. In case you’ve forgotten, here’s the video of the President’s first pitch disaster:

Barack could be opening himself up to a world of harassment if Michelle’s first pitch ends up on target. How fun would that be? Fingers crossed she throws a perfect strike. Who knows, maybe she’ll even step into the throw if she avoids studying any film of her husband.

Sources:
SPORTS by BROOKS Live

Michelle Obama coming to Camden Yards [The Baltimore Sun]
Video Credit: YouTube user threefingersof

Video Breakdown: Bush vs. Obama

On Monday, I wrote about how my respect level for President Obama as a baseball fan increased a tad with his refusal to do the wave.  Like I said before, the wave is for fans who are bored and anyone who takes a stand against it is okay in my book.  While I admitted I now think more highly of the current president as a fan, I’d be lying if I told you I thought he was a great athlete.  As a matter of fact, I’ll even argue that George W. Bush — who’s 5 years older than Obama — is a more impressive overall athletic specimen.

To kick off the debate I’ve come up with a collection of videos of Obama and Bush participating in athletic activity.  Let’s start with the sport Obama has a clear edge in — basketball.  The current President can ball.  The former president, not so much.  Here’s a video of Barack Obama playing H-O-R-S-E followed by a video of George W. Bush shooting an air-ball to prove it:

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President Barack Obama Posing as a White Sox Fan

Last week we told you that President Barack Obama was going to throw out the first pitch at the Nationals season opener Monday. He came through as promised but his delivery was a failure in more than one way. First off, Obama’s pitch was high and about six feet off the plate, and somewhat embarrassing. It certainly makes one think twice about the “baller” tag he earned by beating Clark Kellogg at H-O-R-S-E. Secondly, and more emblematically, Obama seemed to have blown his cover leading one to believe he’s posing as a White Sox fan. Check out this great find by Brooks where Obama’s asked to name his favorite White Sox player on Nationals TV:

For as smooth of a talker Obama’s supposed to be, he sure was stumbling and at a loss for words trying to answer that question. The commenters on YouTube have already labeled Obama as a fraud and phony, not far off from my label of him as a poser. I don’t care how many political issues are going through your head, you should be able to recall at least one name if you really were a fan and not just lying. I wasn’t expecting a Ron Karkovice mention, but Ozzie Guillen would have been an easy answer considering he played about 13 years with the Sox and has been their manager the last six. Carlton Fisk certainly comes to mind and at the very least, how tough would it have been to say Frank Thomas who was the cornerstone of the White Sox during the 90s?

Look, I understand that sports isn’t very high on the President’s agenda so it’s not as if I expect the guy to rattle off the White Sox’s pitching rotation, but if he’s speaking from true experience, then how could he not come up with one name for his favorite player? Worse yet, in trying to cover his tracks, he said he liked some Cubs players too and the A’s as well which really shows he’s not a fan. Obama’s allegiance to the White Sox seems nothing other than a ploy to identify himself as a South Sider and a friend of the working class man rather than the actual truth. What a sham.

Sources:
‘Southside Kid’ Obama Can’t Name a Chisox Player [Sports by Brooks]
President Obama Good at Basketball, Not Bowling and First Pitches [You Been Blinded]