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I'm a Nats fan and proud of it. I was a tad annoyed that President Obama skipped throwing out the first pitch at Nationals Park this season. And he compounded the diss last night from the Fox broadcast booth at the All-Star Game. Reflecting on the laudable "parity" in Major League Baseball this year, he noted that every community in the country has "some hope" for the postseason -- except for the Nats. Geez! You'd think after that looping first pitch of his barely reached home plate, he'd be a bit slower to criticize. In terms of MPH, the prez's effort couldn't even compare to octogenarian Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens' delivery at Wrigley Field a couple of years ago.

But then I watched the Nats' lone All-Star, Ryan Zimmerman, fly out to center and consulted the standings -- which clearly show the Nationals on track for a 120-loss season. I reached a new conclusion:

The truth hurts.

By Charles Lane  | July 15, 2009; 12:13 PM ET
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How about trading Nick Johnson and Zimmerman to the Cubs for Alphonso Soriano? That should do the trick for the Nats.

Posted by: johnson0572 | July 15, 2009 12:50 PM | Report abuse

"How about trading Nick Johnson and Zimmerman to the Cubs for Alphonso Soriano? That should do the trick for the Nats."

We had all three in 2006 and still had a losing season.

Posted by: nodebris | July 15, 2009 1:11 PM | Report abuse

For a guy that brags about having athletic prowess.

Obama needs to, do something with that stack of dimes, he calls biceps.

Hell Greta Van Susteren, out threw his weak candy A-zz.

I bet Michele, could out throw him!!!

Posted by: dashriprock | July 15, 2009 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Did you really want Barrack throwing the first pitch out at Nats park? I saw his pitch at the All-Star Game and I had to do a double take to make sure that it wasn't Michelle Obama throwing out the first pitch. It was down right embarrassing.

By the way, you can't consider yourself a long time White Sox fan if you only moved to the state as a convenience to get elected. You're from Hawaii, not proud of it. Just like Hillary's not from New York, and the Kennedy's aren't from any of the states that they've represented (pick one...New York, Rhode Island, Maryland).

Posted by: d-35 | July 18, 2009 2:24 AM | Report abuse

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