There’s not a whole lot to say about the all-star game. It was fine, I had fun, what more can you ask for? It wasn’t the best night to be a starting pitcher, but in the end the right team won so it’s all good.
One thing I did notice, at least I think I noticed it and it wasn’t all of our imaginations was how loud the booing was for President Obama when he came out to throw the first pitch. It was kind of like the reaction that John Cena sometimes gets in WWE where some people cheer and some people boo, then the booing gets louder, so the cheering people try to out scream the booers only to have them get louder in response and so on and so forth. I didn’t hear this, but Carin told me that the announcers on the feed we were watching said that it might have had to do with the Chicago White Sox jacket he was wearing. I don’t think I’m buying that. If the fans wanted to boo somebody for wearing another team’s clothing, they could have booed just about everybody. It’s the all-star game, for crying out loud. There are plenty of chances to boo anybody who’s not from the team you like, but it sounded like for the most part people were respectful of the players no matter who they played for and the only one who came close to getting booed out of the place was Obama.
So here’s my question to any Americans who feel like trying to answer it. Is Obama starting to lose some of that god like status he had around election time or was this a fluke? I know he’s made some decisions I personally don’t like, but I’m not sure I’d be ready to boo him just yet. But not being in America it’s harder to read the pulse of the people, so is the general feeling about him changing as folks realize that he’s just another politician and that they may have fallen for the marketing?
Incidentally, I was disappointed with Obama’s pitch. Not because it was particularly bad, but because he didn’t throw a changeup we can believe in. Thank you, thankyouverymuch!
Um…yeah. Something tells me that line was a lot funnier when I was buzzed and full of fried chicken. Oh well, what can you do?