Wednesday, June 24, 2009

There's No Escaping Him: Obama to Throw First Pitch at All-Star Game

Geez, we just had months of Obama and his stupid basketball picks relentlessly promoted by ESPN. Now he's got to use the baseball All-Star game to promote his agenda.
President Obama will travel to St. Louis on July 14 to throw the first pitch at the Major League Baseball's All-Star Game, the White House has announced.

Mr. Obama will join Kennedy, Nixon and Ford as the fourth president to deliver the first pitch at an All-Star Game. The St. Louis Today reports that every president since Taft has delivered an opening pitch at either opening day or at an All-Star Game.

"Major League Baseball is truly honored that President Obama will be in attendance to throw out the first pitch at the 80th All-Star Game on July 14 in St. Louis," MLB Commissioner Bud Selig said in a statement reported on

The president is also using the event to call attention to his "United We Serve" initiative to encourage community service this summer.

"The central theme of the 2009 All-Star Game is community service, celebrating the extraordinary work being done by ordinary people. We are thrilled that we can come together with President Obama, who has encouraged a renewed spirit of national service, and illustrate a call to action in our communities. President Obama will continue a great tradition that joins our nation's leader and the national pastime," Selig said.

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