Presidential First Pitches
President Obama threw out his first first pitch at the MLB All-Star baseball game in St. Louis on July 14, 2009. He just barely reached his goal of getting it over the plate thanks to a helping hand from Albert Pujols, who moved up to catch the ball when it fell slightly short. Obama celebrated with a left-handed fist pump. The president also threw out the ceremonial first at today's game between the Washington Nationals and the Phillies. (He missed Opening Day last year to attend the G-20 conference.) Obama, wearing a Nationals warm-up jacket and the cap of his beloved White Sox, delivered a woobly, high-arcing pitch that was way way off the plate. But at least he wasn't sporting Dad jeans.