Should the President Of The United States consider the District Of Columbia his adopted hometown? That seems to be the implication of NBC Washington.com’s Jim Iovino, who emerges from last night’s All-Star Game with a rather unique storyline, to wit, “President Barack Obama dissed the Nats in more ways than one last night.” (link courtesy Baseball Think Factory)
First of all, him just showing up to throw out the first pitch at the game was a slap in the face, since he has yet to do that at Nationals Park (But don’t worry, Nats, you’re not alone in this one. The Caps are still waiting for Obama to drop a puck at the Verizon Center, too.)
But for Obama to walk out onto the field in a White Sox jacket … well, that almost made the Lerner family stop swimming in their big swimming pools full of money just long enough to cry. Almost.
After throwing out the first pitch, Obama then made his way up to the broadcast booth to talk some baseball with Joe Buck and that McGruber guy.
The boys start discussing parity in the league, and Obama drops a bombshell:
“There’s a lot of parity, which I think is terrific, because it means everybody around the country has a little bit of hope for their team,” Obama said.
Wait for it… Wait for it…
“Maybe with the exception of the Nationals.”
Given Obama’s well documented love for the White Sox, can you imagine the amount of grief he’d have received from the nation’s hate fuck radio hosts had he turned up in a Cards jersey or Nationals cap?