Saturday, April 10, 2010
Obama kicks off Nationals' season update
To the Party of "No" - Eat Dirt!
But, wouldn't civility be better?
Mentioned on Channel 5 news this morning (4/9) throwing a baseball from the pitchers position over the catchers plate without a bounce is as not so easy for most of us.
So, here's our President having a good time throwing-out the first pitch for the April 5th, while most Americans there seem to understand 1) civility, 2) baseball is bipartisan, 3) throwing-out the first pitch is a 100 year Presidential tradition, 4) such activities are a matter of State, thus representing "all the people". The event was also 5) a fund raiser for the stadium, and 6) an annual benefit honoring the Month of the Military Child. And, when a small percentage of the stadium audience booed were they booing "all of the above"? Their antics and lack of decorum were really not appropriate, surely Americans can do better than that.
Description of the festivity from Washington Nationals website (be sure to check out "related coverage") http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100405&content_id=9091252&vkey=news_was&fext=.jsp&c_id=was . Winning the game from The Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper. Phillies 11-1, 6 hours, 29 minutes later http://www.philly.com/inquirer/sports/20100406_Phillies_pound_Nats_behind_Halladay.html
Photos of 4/5/2010 http://www.jdland.com/dc/quickgallery.cfm?quickdate=100405-2
Presidents throwing-out the first pitch, a 100 year tradition http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/04/05/ballparks.fundraisers/index.html
Month of the Military Child (an annual event) http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=58613
Washington Nationals stadium history prior to National Park 4/2008 http://www.ballparksofbaseball.com/past/RFKStadium.htm
Posted by Kathy Meeh