Barack Obama And Baseball’s All Star Game In St. Louis

Last night,  Barack Obama hit another "homerun"  at Major League Baseball’s 80th All Star Game in St. Louis!

Not  only did he deliver a great statement before the game, along with the other four living Presidents, but he also threw out the first ball after getting it handed to him by Baseball Hall of Famer Stan "The Man" Musial, my personal favorite player when I was a young man.  Musial is now 88 years old, one of the all time greats of the game, and it was great to relive my boyhood seeing him in his home city of his major league career!

Obama delivered a great home plate pitch to St. Louis Cardinal slugger Albert Pujois, probably the best modern St. Louis player since Stan Musial.  Then he proceeded to participate in the television booth with the two play by play announcers seamlessly.  Somehow, our President is not only a great speaker, but also comes across as an outstanding athlete and even as a sports announcer.  He is so easy going and natural, no matter what role he plays.

So for a baseball fan like I am,  it was a good evening, reminding me of my childhood, although the National League losing again was the one dim aspect of the evening.  Oh well! 🙁

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