Obama video message booed at … Fenway Park? Update: Fan responds

posted at 12:31 pm on April 21, 2012 by Allahpundit

Well, it stands to reason. Massachusetts is a deep red state. Wait, what?

I held off blogging this yesterday in hopes that video would emerge but after almost 24 hours I’ve given up hope. It started when Romney advisor Eric Fehrnstrom tweeted:

At Red Sox game, President Obama comes on big screen to recognize Fenway’s 100th anniversary, followed by loud chorus of boos.

Partisan bias at work, right? Nope: A couple of sportswriters noticed the same thing when The One appeared onscreen. The video message was part of the elaborate pre-game ceremony celebrating the 100th anniversary of Fenway’s opening, replete with appearances from Sox legends like Bobby Doerr, Johnny Pesky, Carl Yastrzemski, Pedro Martinez, Jim Rice, Carlton Fisk, and on and on. The Yankees were in town too and both teams were in 1912 “throwback” uniforms. Point being, if ever there was a game where you’d expect lots of cell-phone video to be taken and posted on YouTube, this was it. And yet, when it comes to the stadium’s reaction to a presidential cameo, nada so far. Huh.

There is one video circulating online that purports to show O being booed by the crowd but it’s obviously not of yesterday’s game. Watch it here. Among the many problems with it: (a) the Sox were wearing white and the Yankees gray but the players in the vid are wearing red and blue; (b) it looks like a night game when yesterday’s game was played at 3 p.m. in bright sunshine; (c) I can’t hear any audio of Obama over the stadium speakers and it’s hard to believe the booing was so loud that he was completely drowned out; (d) Obama’s video would have been broadcast during the pre-game or between innings, but in the vid the booing’s happening while the game is being played. Anyone out there have real video from yesterday?

Exit question: Second look at turning Massachusetts red? Or were they booing him because, let’s face it, baseball fans have long memories when it comes to horrible play? They can forgive Buckner but no one can forgive this.

Update: Just received from reader John T.:

I was at the Red Sox game yesterday and can confirm the reported booing occurred, mixed with cheers at about a 50/50 ratio I’d say.

I think the reason there’s no video is because of the timing. The opening ceremony, which lasted about an hour, had officially ended and the game had begun. Most people, myself included, had stowed their phones and settled in for the game.

Obama’s message was brief, perhaps 10 seconds long, and began to play, I believe, after the first inning or half inning. It took me (and likely most others) by surprise, so there was little opportunity to catch the moment on video. As it turned out, there were other prerecorded messages played all game long between innings. Obama’s was just the first, and the only one booed. Most, if not all, of the other messages played were from people with Boston roots (e.g., Conan O’Brien, Dennis Leary, Mark Wahlberg), and they all received favorable reactions from the crowd.


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All RedSox fans are now being investigated by the Secret Service for possible threats of violence.

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faraway on April 21, 2012 at 1:55 PM

100 times, 0 is done!

Bmore on April 21, 2012 at 1:56 PM

But…butt! He had on a White Sox hat in the video! He went to games at Cominskey Park…it was the masses from Chicago that went to Comiskey Park!…They ate dogs!

KOOLAID2 on April 21, 2012 at 1:38 PM

He called it Cominskey Field.

JPeterman on April 21, 2012 at 1:59 PM

And here I thought Redsox fans despised the idiots from Fever Pitch more then anyone else…

timbok on April 21, 2012 at 2:01 PM

If this were 2008, and George W Bush got boo’d in Arlington TX at a Texas Rangers game, that would be all over the local and cable news and the late night comedy shows. Besides demonstrating how unpopular Obama really is, even with his own base, this event is a little window into how massively biased our media is.

bitsy on April 21, 2012 at 2:02 PM

NSA activates secret digital tool, all video and audio recorded at the time of the booing has been erased…world-wide.

Nixon had his blank tape. And now, so does Fearless Leader.

BobMbx on April 21, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Why, snotty Bostonians did not care for Indonesian chow chowder?

galtani on April 21, 2012 at 2:02 PM

I guess hiding his actual record over the past four years is going to be a little harder than expected…

“LOOK!…

… Over there…. a BASEBALL!”

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Seven Percent Solution on April 21, 2012 at 2:02 PM

I’m pretty sure that universally if you put Obama’s face & message up on a baseball jumbotron anywhere the fans would boo. Baseball fans don’t like Obama.

batterup on April 21, 2012 at 2:03 PM

this event is a little window into how massively biased our media is.

bitsy on April 21, 2012 at 2:02 PM

More accurate terms:
- corrupt
- leftist
- activist
- ???

faraway on April 21, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Allah, you’ve got it all wrong. The people were booing because 0′s message wasn’t long enough. It’s just like every other policy and communications failure he’s had — it’s always because he didn’t get to communicate ENOUGH. In this case, he’d originally recorded a 90 minute speech talking about his boyhood in Indonesia and how he’d introduced baseball to the country, but they made him cut it down to 10 seconds.

Interesting side note, just like the LA Dodgers have the famous hot dog called a Dodger Dog, in appreciation of the young Obama teaching Indonesia to play baseball the Jakarta baseball stadium serves the “Obama Dog”. You don’t want to know what it’s made of . . .

SoRight on April 21, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Clearly, Red Sox fans are racist.

bitsy on April 21, 2012 at 2:13 PM

faraway on April 21, 2012 at 2:04 PM

That works too!

bitsy on April 21, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Here is the thing about MA..I have a large one half of my family that lives there. There are many conservatives, they simply do not vote. While the Kennedy regime was intact, there was no point actually, he won every time. There are literally people who have lived their entire lives in MA but never bothered to vote, until Scott Brown looked like he had a fighting chance. Anyway, people still sore about the Obama diss about the police officer and the Harvard situation….He said he “acted stupidly” without proof.

shar61 on April 21, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Wouldn’t NESN have video?

Jorge Bonilla on April 21, 2012 at 2:19 PM

He called it Cominskey Field.

JPeterman on April 21, 2012 at 1:59 PM

…I forgot! You’re right!…It was twice as bad! He even said Field!

KOOLAID2 on April 21, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Fenway reported to AttackWatch! Boos were louder than the barks.

BHO Jonestown on April 21, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Obama getting booed in a town as blue as Boston gives me hope for this country.

AZCoyote on April 21, 2012 at 2:25 PM

It’s over. Throw another pooch on the ‘barbie!

Scotsman on April 21, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Even Massachussetts is sick of Duh Won. ABO.

Philly on April 21, 2012 at 2:48 PM

…Yeah, but that’s because he’s NOT SOCIALIST ENOUGH, he’s NOT EXTREMIST ENOUGH, he DOESN’T TAX ENOUGH, he HASN’T SPENT ENOUGH and he DOESN’T HAVE ENOUGH ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT CRIMINAL RELATIVES for the lunatic-leftists in the most morally, ethically, socially, politically and fiscally bankrupt state in the world.

TeaPartyNation on April 21, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Give a man a dog and he has a friend for life. Teach him how to cook a dog and he has a great meal.

-Barack Obama

jrgdds on April 21, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Wouldn’t NESN have video?

Jorge Bonilla on April 21, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Yes, but don’t expect to see it. I posted a link upthread to the NESN video page.

dogsoldier on April 21, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Bmore
I think you are correct, stick a fork in the dog it’s done………..

angrymike on April 21, 2012 at 3:04 PM

deadrody on April 21, 2012 at 12:58 PM

You’ve got that right. He claims to be a White Sox fan and then says they play in Comisky Field. I guess then the Cubs play in Wrigley Park. The only reason he says that he is a White Sox fan is because that is the southside of Chicago.

Mirimichi on April 21, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Obama has given new meaning to the dog category “Chow Chow”.

inspectorudy on April 21, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Way too many inconsistencies in that vid. Who knows…one would most likely hear some people around him booing, no matter where you are in the stands. I’m sure it wasn’t a collective “Boo” either.

On another note, Allah proves again that conservatives (even squishy RINOS :D) don’t simply jump on everything anti-liberal, anti-Democrat, anti-Obama and believe & spread what most likely is a lie, simply for partisan reasons. If the majority of the Left would follow suit, I’d have a greater respect for what they say.

JetBoy on April 21, 2012 at 3:19 PM

But…butt! He had on a White Sox hat in the video! He went to games at Cominskey Park…it was the masses from Chicago that went to Comiskey Park!…They ate dogs!

KOOLAID2 on April 21, 2012 at 1:38 PM

He called it Cominskey Field.

JPeterman on April 21, 2012 at 1:59 PM

And, he couldn’t name his favorite player. He couldn’t name any player or even a coach.

“Ya know… uh… I, I thought that uh, ya know, the truth is that a lot of the Cubs I liked too, but uh, I did not become a Sox fan until I moved to Chicago. Because I uh, ya know I was growing up, uh, in Hawaii. So I ended up actually being an Oakland A’s fan.”

Axelrod made up the story that Obama was a White Sox fan to make him seem like a real Chicago Southsider. Like most of what we were told about Obama, it was a carefully crafted lie.

Fallon on April 21, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Obama came to the White House claiming that he alone was qualified to unite the country behind common objectives. The fact that he’s losing support from his own party on two of the most important issues of the day is significant.

Rats abandon the Obama ship.

Schadenfreude on April 21, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Mirimichi on April 21, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Darn it, I didn’t read ahead far enough. Yup.

Fallon on April 21, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Rats abandon the Obama ship.

Schadenfreude on April 21, 2012 at 3:21 PM

10 years from now, you will be unable to find anyone who voted for Obama.

SEIU: ‘Barack who?’

BobMbx on April 21, 2012 at 3:25 PM

If you don’t vote for Obama you’re scum.

Schadenfreude on April 21, 2012 at 3:26 PM

“I was yelling ‘Boo-rack’” ~Hans Moleman

3.14159 on April 21, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Give a man a dog and he has a friend for life. Teach him how to cook a dog and he has a great meal.

-Barack Obama

jrgdds on April 21, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Ha! There are so many sayings about dogs, that it’s like shooting fish in a barrel.

The dog is the only animal that has seen his god. Obama is the first to believe him.

To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs. To Obama every dog is a meal; you can draw your own conclusions about his popularity.

When Charles Schultz said “Happiness is a warm puppy.” Obama misunderstood.

If your dog is fat, you’re not getting enough exercise. If Obama’s dog is fat its days are numbered.

I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons. <- that one can stay as is.

Fenris on April 21, 2012 at 3:40 PM

If this were 2008, and George W Bush got boo’d in Arlington TX at a Texas Rangers game, that would be all over the local and cable news and the late night comedy shows. Besides demonstrating how unpopular Obama really is, even with his own base, this event is a little window into how massively biased our media is.

bitsy on April 21, 2012 at 2:02 PM

I had the same thoughts. The only difference with Bush 43 is that it never happens at Arlington when he’s there. Even here in Houston, I was at a Rockets game years ago and Bush 41 and Barb were courtside. Everyone stood up and applauded.

I agree that this window is a huge picture of how people are really feeling about the Narcissist-in-Chief.

TxAnn56 on April 21, 2012 at 4:07 PM

for the first time in my adult life i am really proud of redsox fans.

t8stlikchkn on April 21, 2012 at 4:15 PM

45% of the American people will vote for him….MINIMUM.

Be very very afraid, it’s a LONG LONG time to November.

PappyD61 on April 21, 2012 at 4:16 PM

But…butt! He had on a White Sox hat in the video! He went to games at Cominskey Park…it was the masses from Chicago that went to Comiskey Park!…They ate dogs!

KOOLAID2 on April 21, 2012 at 1:38 PM

He called it Cominskey Field.

JPeterman on April 21, 2012 at 1:59 PM

I hear Uncle Joe Biden once called it Double Mint Stadium.

Del Dolemonte on April 21, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Cheers (pun intended) to Boston for the booing. All the props to Boston and Massachusetts for their role in American independence of which New York contributed rather nothing – Washington’s retreat, Benedict Arnold wanting to give up West Point, failed attack on Canada, “New York abstains, courteously”.

The Red Sox still suck. Go Yankees!
:)

hadsil on April 21, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Fenway is full of deep blue,elitist liberal,beautiful people fans,so this booing is significant.

The far left red sox ownership grovel perform all things Obuma.

I’ll never forget former GM Theo Epstein bragging that an uncle was a blacklistd commie in the 50s.

wraithby on April 21, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Good thing it wasn’t bring your dog to the game day.
It would have been bedlam.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on April 21, 2012 at 4:47 PM

But…butt! He had on a White Sox hat in the video! He went to games at Cominskey Park…it was the masses from Chicago that went to Comiskey Park!…They ate dogs!

KOOLAID2 on April 21, 2012 at 1:38 PM

He called it Cominskey Field.

JPeterman on April 21, 2012 at 1:59 PM

I hear Uncle Joe Biden once called it Double Mint Stadium.

Del Dolemonte on April 21, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Oblotto calls it Cominskey Field when it was actually Comiskey Park before it was renamed to US Cellular Field, so shows you what a big ChiSox fan he is. He got confused cuz he thought it was named after his Rules for Radicals hero so he combined Comiskey with Alinsky and put it with field to come up with Kaminsky (as I like to spell it) Field. As long as they keep him away from The Cell and the United Center, Sox and Bulls fans here will be happy.

As for Uncle Joeke, he had no idea he had ridden the Red Line to the north side’s chewing gum park–and when he saw how old it was, he probably thought he was at Fenway.

stukinIL4now on April 21, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Besides demonstrating how unpopular Obama really is, even with his own base, this event is a little window into how massively biased our media is.

This Election is as much about whether or not the Media can “fix” an election, as they did in ’08, as it is about whether the people who gave Obama his unusually strong support in ’08 will even care enough to vote for him this year.
I am betting that more people will vote against him to make sure that he can’t possibly be reelected, than will vote against Romney.
It’s 1980 all over again !

Frank_D on April 21, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Hey look, Allahpundit wrote “Oh My”. That is so funny and so original.

The Notorious G.O.P on April 21, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Here is the thing about MA..I have a large one half of my family that lives there. There are many conservatives, they simply do not vote. While the Kennedy regime was intact, there was no point actually, he won every time. There are literally people who have lived their entire lives in MA but never bothered to vote, until Scott Brown looked like he had a fighting chance. Anyway, people still sore about the Obama diss about the police officer and the Harvard situation….He said he “acted stupidly” without proof.

shar61 on April 21, 2012 at 2:16 PM

I do live in MA and conservatives do vote! Sometimes it takes decades to flip a seat but in 2010, there were good gains in the House. There will be more this year.

roy_batty on April 21, 2012 at 5:13 PM

This doesn’t mean squat. It’s a barometer of rudeness, not political views.

Most conservatives I know would politely applaud the President if he appeared at a baseball game, even though they oppose his policies.

Chuckles3 on April 21, 2012 at 5:39 PM

And it was a dog day afternoon when the Mets blew a 4-1 lead in the top of the ninth only to win it in the bottom when Bochy sent “O-fer” Aubry Huff to play second base (DUMB MOVE). All the fans got to bring their pooches to the game, (Obama would have been drooling over the menu).

Rovin on April 21, 2012 at 5:42 PM

There are many conservatives, they simply do not vote.
shar61 on April 21, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Born and raised in Boston, still live 6 miles south. Conservative to the core and have voted every election since 1978….federal, state and municipal…..

I blank unopposed Dems and write in historic conservatives in races without an alternative.

The MA GOP is a complete RINO bastion and always serves up “an echo, not a choice,” to the libs. However, recently the tea party has shown gains in storming the bastion of the RINO MA GOP.

wraithby on April 21, 2012 at 5:42 PM

BREAKING: POLITICIAN BOOED AT SPORTING EVENT

YYZ on April 21, 2012 at 6:02 PM

I can’t stand Obama, but this isn’t much of a story. Politicians always get booed at sporting events. People are there to get away from all the daily barrage of nonsense. Paying for a t.icket to be preached at is not anybody,s idea of a good time.

Fenris on April 21, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Not always.

As other have noted Chimpy Bush has always been cheered at TX Rangers games, even while he was still President, and he was even cheered in New York when he threw out that first pitch after 9/11.

And MA Senator Scott Brown gets a warm reception whenever he shows up at Fenway Park, as unlike his prior and his current Democrat “opponents”, he actually knows the game of baseball.

On the other hand, the now-Senior Senator from MA was roundly booed at Fenway in 2004 when he threw out the first pitch; however he wasn’t really booed for his politics but because like O’bama he can’t actually throw a baseball.

Del Dolemonte on April 21, 2012 at 6:14 PM

O-Boo-ma
Boo-bama
Banana fana yo momma
Fe fi fo fama
Blah-ma

RalphyBoy on April 21, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Wow the libs sure are upset their Messiah 0.0 got booed.

dogsoldier on April 21, 2012 at 7:22 PM

On a slightly related baseball note, Philip Humber pitched a perfect game today for Bammie’s (not!) ChiSox against the Mariners in Seattle. As of @6:45p CDT he had received a congrats call from Bammie’s former COS ChiMayor “tiny dancer” Rahmbo but was still awaiting a call from The One.

stukinIL4now on April 21, 2012 at 8:09 PM

I wish all our politicians would just leave us alone while we are trying to enjoy the game. Good grief, we go to the game to escape the grim reality these incompetents have foisted upon us, and they follow us there? Baseball makes me think about everything that is right and pure with our culture, and here comes Obama to remind me about everything that is wrong.

stout77 on April 21, 2012 at 8:31 PM

RalphyBoy on April 21, 2012 at 7:04 PM

funny

OkieDoc on April 21, 2012 at 8:33 PM

This is a good sign of the public mood.

But we need to not get overly confident. He is as much a symbol as a man. It is going to be very hard to beat the great symbol of American tolerance and inclusion.

We shall see if it can be done.

petunia on April 21, 2012 at 8:55 PM

BREAKING: POLITICIAN BOOED AT SPORTING EVENT

YYZ on April 21, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Yeah, but this one throws like a girl.

CurtZHP on April 21, 2012 at 9:25 PM

way back before It was elected i went to see skeletor aka madonna at what once was the boston garden (free tickets otherwise no way i’d be interested.). this had to be right before the election of doom. the show was horrible, it wasn’t sold out, and it seemed primarily geared toward electing barry- with a giant video panorama of benetton like we are the world crap. every time madonna mentioned barry and how we had to elect him she was booed- people were screaming at her to shut up. every time his big jug eared face was on the screens people booed.

so even madonna fans in boston before the 2008 election were not having barry’s rainbow of fail ‘n fascism.

mittens on April 21, 2012 at 9:32 PM

BREAKING: POLITICIAN BOOED AT SPORTING EVENT

YYZ on April 21, 2012 at 6:02 PM

BREAKING: LEFTISTS TRY TO OBFUSCATE

Ever been at a NASCAR event when W showed up?

mankai on April 21, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Ever been at a NASCAR event when W showed up?

mankai on April 21, 2012 at 9:34 PM

NASCAR?? Only mouth-breathing plebes go to those events!

/typicalleftard

CurtZHP on April 21, 2012 at 9:41 PM

I pulled yesterday’s game up at MLB.TV and watched the first three innings. If the president’s message played that early in the game, it must have been during a break in the action after the broadcast went to commercial. No one in the booth mentioned anything about it.

SukieTawdry on April 21, 2012 at 9:51 PM

At Red Sox game, President Obama comes on big screen to recognize Fenway’s 100th anniversary, followed by loud chorus of boos.

Well what else would you expect from Boston. A Red state filled with bitter clingers. :0

And also the home of our next President.

Happy Nomad on April 21, 2012 at 9:54 PM

I pulled yesterday’s game up at MLB.TV and watched the first three innings. If the president’s message played that early in the game, it must have been during a break in the action after the broadcast went to commercial. No one in the booth mentioned anything about it.

SukieTawdry on April 21, 2012 at 9:51 PM

It was shown on their screen between innings.

Some other baseball…

Del Dolemonte on April 21, 2012 at 10:22 PM

It’s going to take a robust turnout amongst the undead to get him re-elected.

Heh.

bitsy on April 21, 2012 at 11:09 PM

I know it’s not Boston, but here’s Obama being booed at the All Star Game.

Throwing the first pitch (short hopped it to the catcher). Close your eyes and it’s just like being there.

papertiger on April 21, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Obama throws like a dog eater.

SagebrushPuppet on April 22, 2012 at 12:01 AM

“I was yelling ‘Boo-rack’” ~Hans Moleman

3.14159 on April 21, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Winner!

SagebrushPuppet on April 22, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Throw another pooch on the ‘barbie!

Scotsman on April 21, 2012 at 2:47 PM

HOWL!!

leftnomore on April 22, 2012 at 1:43 AM

Baseball fans, at least on the East Coast, are much more intelligent than the general population so you would expect them to oppose Obama, but not by enough to affect the election.

If those “deep blue” states cared about results or reality, they wouldn’t be so blue.

Adjoran on April 22, 2012 at 1:53 AM

Maybe after seeing Obama, fans were reminded of Obama’s dog BO-BBQ and the fans were screaming out in horror for the safety of BO-oooo!

Tracker3 on April 22, 2012 at 4:10 AM

Sing to the tune of “Forever in Blue Jeans”

All-Star Game.
You don’t play baseball but you took good aim.
And now I’m wondering, how could this be?
I’m shocked to see, Obama in mom jeans.

~Greg Morton

8thAirForce on April 22, 2012 at 4:35 AM

This doesn’t mean squat. It’s a barometer of rudeness, not political views.

Most conservatives I know would politely applaud the President if he appeared at a baseball game, even though they oppose his policies.

Chuckles3 on April 21, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Since Boston fans (like the “Sox” or not) are one of the most temperate polite groups of people you’ll ever find in any ball park, (they cheer opposition good plays)this is a big event. Since Boston and the NE in general are heavy Obama voters (sadly,even the Catholics give him a majority vote) this is a big indicator – trumping these media created polls.

Don L on April 22, 2012 at 5:31 AM

hopeandchange turns to blame anyone but Obowma.

dthorny on April 22, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Chuckles3 on April 21, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Then most conservatives you know do not understand that the president derives his power from the consent of the people who hold the right to show their disapproval when they believe he/she is failing at the job.

mankai on April 22, 2012 at 11:00 AM

45% of the American people will vote for him….MINIMUM.

Be very very afraid, it’s a LONG LONG time to November.

PappyD61 on April 21, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Paps…c’mon man. Do the math. In 2008, 30 MILLION conservatives stayed home. Not this time, buddy. Too many are pissed. Too many now KNOW this guy is a marxist. Too many now KNOW what his agenda is and who his handlers are.

He. Is. Done.

HomeoftheBrave on April 22, 2012 at 11:31 AM

The fake video is actually of Manny Ramirez Being Introduced (and Booed by Fans) 9-4-2010 at Fenway Park Red Sox vs. White Sox

http://youtu.be/ORQ_q_aP9DM

Obviously some wise guy just played it on his large flat screen,filmed it, editted out the introduction for Manny and added a few comments about being Kenyan and eating dogs.

This is not to say that ()bama wasn’t booed at this years game.

And for those that don’t know or don’t remember, the Red Sox ownership went out of their way to endorse John Kerry for president…and they also own NESN that broadcasts Red Sox games…I wouldn’t count on seeing a high quality video coming out on the ()bama boos anytime soon….if at all…

ProfessorTombstone on April 22, 2012 at 11:40 AM

I was at the game (first row, Green Monstah!!!) and I can attest to the fact that he was, indeed, roundly booed, and the boos grew louder as the crowd looked to the center field screen to see who was being booed…

massideas on April 22, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Give a man a dog and he has a friend for life. Teach him how to cook a dog and he has a great meal.

-Barack Obama

jrgdds on April 21, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Or as his hero, Hugo Chavez, says:

Give a man a match and you’ll keep him warm for a day.

Set a man on fire and you’ll keep him warm the rest of his life.

TugboatPhil on April 22, 2012 at 2:17 PM

I was at the game (first row, Green Monstah!!!) and I can attest to the fact that he was, indeed, roundly booed, and the boos grew louder as the crowd looked to the center field screen to see who was being booed…

massideas on April 22, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Its a shame we can’t find any video!

dogsoldier on April 22, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Or were they booing him because, let’s face it, baseball fans have long memories when it comes to horrible play? They can forgive Buckner but no one can forgive this.

Looks like Obama took pitching lessons from Charlie Crist.

Myron Falwell on April 22, 2012 at 8:44 PM

These are Boston Red Sox Fans and Obama is a White Sox fan. We lived in MA for nine horrible months while my husband was on an Industry assignment for the Air Force and our car was keyed several times but then we had CA license plates and a Lakers decal. I was booed once at the grocery when I got out of the car.

Red Sox Fans IMHO are obnoxious but as a baseball fan I don’t want any political figure interferring with my enjoyment of the game no matter the party. I don’t like it for football or basketball either.

PhiKapMom on April 22, 2012 at 9:56 PM

I still don’t understand why 0bama was not rewarded with the Cy Young Award?

jukin3 on April 22, 2012 at 10:45 PM

45% of the American people will vote for him….MINIMUM.

Be very very afraid, it’s a LONG LONG time to November.

PappyD61 on April 21, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Correction: 55% of the American People will vote against Obama and the remaining 45% will gladly let them…….

dddave on April 23, 2012 at 7:18 AM

Why, snotty Bostonians did not care for Indonesian chow chowder?

galtani on April 21, 2012 at 2:02 PM

How much dog is in that?

gonnjos on April 23, 2012 at 8:26 AM

Chuckles3 on April 21, 2012 at 5:39 PM
Then most conservatives you know do not understand that the president derives his power from the consent of the people who hold the right to show their disapproval when they believe he/she is failing at the job.

mankai on April 22, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Actually, they do. There’s a big difference between rights and manners.

If someone who opposes the president’s policies politely applauds the president at a baseball game, it in no way implies that they don’t understand their own rights or the source of presidential power. It just means they’re being polite.

Chuckles3 on April 23, 2012 at 9:01 AM

Is it possible for one day for Obamalamadingdong to not infuse himself into my sporting world? His constant references on ESPN I suppose are not of his doing but for him to tape something, anything for Fenway Park (WTF??????? He’s supposed to be some big White Sox fan, but can’t name any of the players of course.) is ridiculous and just plain annoying.

smfic on April 23, 2012 at 9:06 AM

On all the talk radio stations all week long, Scott Brown had a nice tribute to the Red Sox for their 100th birthday. Scott is a genuine fan, and they know he would stand outside of Fenway Park in the rain to shake their hand if he had to, and he would LIKE to meet them. A lot of guys are Scott Brown fans, and not Obama fans. So if it was 50% booing, and maybe the guys are louder, it was the talk radio and Scott Brown fans booing? The longer Obama is president, the fewer people can afford to go to Fenway Park, it ain’t cheap. Please remember that Obama came to MA to shore up the base for Marsha Coakley, with Patrick Kennedy, and it was a big flop.

In my town about 1000 people came out to vote for Obama in the primary, but more than 2000 came out to vote in the republican primary ( out of about 25,000 registered voters.) When you talk to some women, they avert their eyes when you talk about the presidential election and act like they are not interested. A lot of people don’t want to admit they voted for Obama last time. They have conveniently forget telling me…he would be the “more conservative choice for president,” I kid you not.

But thank goodness the President has sent our governor on vacation to California to campaign for him. What do you do with someone as inept as Governor Patrick? You don’t want to stand next to him because he is a Mini Me. That’s mean, but really funny.

Fleuries on April 23, 2012 at 9:41 AM

NESN should have the video. Why are they sitting on it…

RedSoxNation on April 23, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Clearly the boos were from Yankee fans and the cheers were from Redsox fans.

Cherokee on April 23, 2012 at 2:26 PM

…the “Obama Dog”. You don’t want to know what it’s made of . . .

SoRight on April 21, 2012 at 2:07 PM

You have to pass it to know what’s in it.

fenryys on April 23, 2012 at 5:35 PM

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