Bush vs. Obama: Comparing First Pitches

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a friend sent this to me as an email attachment in Powerpoint. Thought it was funny enough to post as a blog, so I made a few tweaks and posted it here.

And don’t bother leaving an angry political comment because I’ll delete it. I respect Bush & Obama and thank them both for serving our country. This is cheap humor…enjoy it for what it is.

Comparing Presidential First Pitches

Assessment of Mechanics

Grip: 2-Seam Fastball, will cut down and away…typical strikeout pitch.

Posture: Power-T to generate hip drive for maximum velocity.

Face: Eyes locked on the target.

Hands: Pitching hand cocked back to hide ball from batter.

Probable Outcome: Fastball that catches the outside corner for a called strike three.


Grip: Palm Ball. Comes in slow and doesn’t move.

Posture: No Power-T. Right hand hanging down towards dirt.

Face: Eyes and mouth show fear that the batter will hit the ball over 600 feet.

Hands: Pitching hand open so batter can see ball during delivery.

Probable Outcome: Ball will be hit so far it will need FAA clearance & a flight attendant.

Comparable Deliveries

11-time All-Star, Roger Clemens

Miss America 2008, Kirsten Haglund