Baseball: The Presidents’ Game

May 23, 2014 politics aside, it would be remiss of me not to acknowledge the historical event of a sitting president visiting the Baseball Hall of Fame.

In his remarks, Barack  Obama said “So I love baseball; America loves baseball.  It continues to be our national pastime.  And for any baseball fan out there, you’ve got to make a trip here.  But as much as I’d love to talk baseball all day — and with a Chicago legend, Andre Dawson, the “Hawk,” here today, it’s hard not to want to talk baseball all day long — I’m actually here to talk about jobs…”


This isn’t meant as any kind of commentary on the president or Democrats or Republicans (you can read the rest of Obama’s remarks here). It’s just that it kind of harshed my buzz. Kind of reminded me of the song “Alice’s Restaurant.” It goes on for hours talking about Thanksgiving and disposing of the garage afterwards which leads to police reports, arrests, etc. Then Arlo Guthrie tells you that wasn’t what he wanted to talk about; he wanted to talk about the Draft.

Obama donated the jacket he wore when he I threw out the first pitch at the 2009 All-Star Game to the Museum. Other presidential artifacts at the Hall.


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