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Fri Mar 29, 2019, 09:02 PM

Trump Ends 109-Year-Old Presidential Tradition (Because he'd never make it over the plate)

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"Now This" takes note that Donald Trump will not throw out the first pitch for the 2019 baseball season, breaking a tradition that has lasted over a century.


Jeff Tiedrich
‏ @itsJeffTiedrich
Replying to @realDonaldTrump

mister president sir, at which #OpeningDay game will you be throwing the first pitch? oh that's right, you're the first president in over 100 years not to throw a first pitch because you can't deal with having tens of thousands of people booing the Snowflake In Chief. hashtag sad





https://crooksandliars.com/2019/03/trump-ends-109-year-old-presidential



Perhaps he's also shitting on American's traditions even more. It's what Putin would want.

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Reply Trump Ends 109-Year-Old Presidential Tradition (Because he'd never make it over the plate) (Original post)
TheBlackAdder Mar 2019 OP
WhiskeyGrinder Mar 2019 #1
Ohiogal Mar 2019 #2
mainstreetonce Mar 2019 #3
watoos Mar 2019 #25
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2019 #4
Poiuyt Mar 2019 #12
zentrum Mar 2019 #22
Honeycombe8 Mar 2019 #26
SergeStorms Mar 2019 #32
TexasBushwhacker Mar 2019 #5
Poiuyt Mar 2019 #14
TexasBushwhacker Mar 2019 #18
monmouth4 Mar 2019 #6
SCantiGOP Mar 2019 #8
Ohiogal Mar 2019 #7
rufus dog Mar 2019 #35
Sneederbunk Mar 2019 #9
Awsi Dooger Mar 2019 #10
global1 Mar 2019 #11
smirkymonkey Mar 2019 #13
llmart Mar 2019 #16
treestar Mar 2019 #19
Initech Mar 2019 #17
Hermit-The-Prog Mar 2019 #34
Initech Mar 2019 #15
sheshe2 Mar 2019 #29
area51 Mar 2019 #20
keithbvadu2 Mar 2019 #21
defacto7 Mar 2019 #23
LibDemAlways Mar 2019 #24
klook Mar 2019 #27
lostnfound Mar 2019 #28
sheshe2 Mar 2019 #30
forgotmylogin Mar 2019 #31
Historic NY Mar 2019 #33
Buns_of_Fire Mar 2019 #36

Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 09:05 PM

1. I would be okay with Trump throwing out the first pitch as long as "God Bless America" was banned

from the seventh-inning stretch.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 09:09 PM

2. They couldn't lure him out to the mound

if they set a bucket of KFC on the mound and he got driven out in a golf cart?

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 09:11 PM

3. He can't show his face at any public gathering

Except his own rallies

He will never go out in public without hearing boos for the rest of his life.

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Response to mainstreetonce (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 11:34 PM

25. You nailed it,

 

Trump was a decent baseball player, he doesn't want to get booed out of the stadium. He even played baseball with bone spurs.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 09:11 PM

4. He can't throw 66 feet. The ball wouldn't make it to the plate but would drop into the dust

halfway. And so he won't even try. Other presidents have done it even though they were lousy pitchers because it's tradition and it doesn't matter if they can't throw. But Trump's fragile little ego won't allow that to happen to him. http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/18974934/scouting-presidential-first-pitches

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 10:13 PM

12. That was my guess too. He knows he can't throw it that far.

But that's okay. He's in his 70s and a lot of people that old wouldn't be able to throw it that far. In the past, catchers would walk halfway to the mound and that would be enough to satisfy everyone.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 11:29 PM

22. Nailed it.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 11:41 PM

26. That's what I think, too He's not physically fit enough to throw more than 2 ft. nt

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 12:09 AM

32. Not that...

he'd keel over from a heart attack walking up the 10 inch rise from the field to the top of the mound. For someone as flabby and out of shape (contrary to what his "doctors" say) he'd never make it up a grade like that without a Sherpa and multiple oxygen tanks.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 09:15 PM

5. Carter and GWB had good arms n/t

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 10:15 PM

14. But not Bush 41

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Response to Poiuyt (Reply #14)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 10:51 PM

18. Nope, not GHWB.

Not surprising GWB could throw. If he'd gotten the baseball commisioner job he really wanted, he wouldn't have gone into politics.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 09:18 PM

6. Didn't he win a little trophy thing in military school for baseball? Sad. n/t

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Response to monmouth4 (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 09:46 PM

8. I think it was for bowling. n/t

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 09:28 PM

7. For someone who was supposed to be an athlete....

Gerald Ford's throw was pretty lame!

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 03:13 AM

35. He played football at Michigan

There are a lot of non skill position players in football that struggle in other sports. Even some receivers struggle. Ford was a lineman so throwing a baseball may have been something he hadnít done for 40 years.

Obama could shoot a basketball well, still can, but his throws were somewhat mediocre.

Point being, Iím not going to disparage anyone for struggling to throw a decent pitch. It is somewhat of an unnatural motion.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 09:51 PM

9. Bonespurs act up in the spring.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 09:53 PM

10. Wimp

Same mindset that scares him away from the correspondent's dinner. He has no problem shoveling fear because it's such a major part of him

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 09:58 PM

11. Here's A Really Good Way To Get Back At Trump....

If Trump won't throw out the first pitch - they should ask President Obama to throw out the first pitch in Trump's place.

That would really piss Trump off.

And this way it would be a President doing the job and saving the tradition.

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Response to global1 (Reply #11)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 10:14 PM

13. Heh heh!

I like the way you think! That would be an excellent idea!

Watch his orange head explode!

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Response to global1 (Reply #11)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 10:33 PM

16. They should invite Adam Schiff to throw it.

Or Hillary.

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Response to llmart (Reply #16)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 11:08 PM

19. If Hillary had been POTUS

I wonder how they'd have handled this? You throw like a girl! (My father thinks it is so funny to say that to a girl).

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Response to global1 (Reply #11)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 10:35 PM

17. Oh I could see the angry tweets now!

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Response to global1 (Reply #11)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 02:46 AM

34. yes!

Either former President Obama, or current, real Pres. Hillary.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 10:31 PM

15. Trump is so fat and out of shape that he would probably throw like this:

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Response to Initech (Reply #15)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 11:43 PM

29. Bwahahahahahahahahha

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 11:12 PM

20. Low-energy Trump.



Mebbe Roseanne will sing before he tries (and fails) to throw the ball:

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Response to area51 (Reply #20)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 11:21 PM

21. Well, that's fitting considering that she is a Trumpster.

Well, that's fitting considering that she is a Trumpster.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 11:29 PM

23. ahh, he's not really the president anyway.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 11:31 PM

24. Trump won't appear before a crowd not made up of MAGATS. He

knows the boos and catcalls would be loud and long, and his ego couldn't take it. He's the consummate wimp.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 11:42 PM

27. He'd have to throw a tennis ball.

A baseball is too big for his widdle baby hands.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 11:42 PM

28. Maybe he should let Putin be his pinch pitcher

The MAGA cult would cheer

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 11:46 PM

30. His 'putter' is to small to make it over the base.

An inch or two is my best guess.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 12:05 AM

31. Pshaw! McDonald isn't the kind of people who throw a ball.

Plus walking all the way out to the pitcher's mound...he'd need a golf cart...

He's not a healthy 75 year old.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 02:22 AM

33. 350 lb President Taft threw out the very first baseball,

slim and trim Donald should be able to.....

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 07:57 AM

36. New tradition: Eating the first hot dog.

Set up a table-for-one on the pitcher's mound. Have it brought out by Gordon Ramsay, who'll stand over him to make sure he eats it all and doesn't put ketchup on it. Live close-ups on the Jumbotron, including the Presidential Belch afterwards. Time hiim, and compare his score to previous presidents (Rump will have an advantage here, since all he has to do is stuff it in his pouch). Hose him off. Play ball.

For extra thrills, leave him out there when the game starts.

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