So it’s baseball’s opening day, and since baseball is still technically our national pastime, the president obviously has gotta throw out the first pitch somewhere. (I’m pretty sure that’s in the Constitution, right after the part about being commander-in-chief of the armed forces.) But where?
The New York Yankees, “America’s team”? (Gag me.) The Chicago Cubs, everybody’s favorite underdog? The Texas Rangers, the team he used to own, for heaven’s sake?
Nosiree. President Bush threw out the first pitch at the home opener for the St. Louis Cardinals. That’s St. Louis, Missouri. That’s Missouri, a crucial battleground state in the November election.
But that’s just a coincidence, of course. :)