Good news: Obama dropped in on a Little League practice, so that should solve everything

posted at 10:11 pm on May 19, 2014 by Mary Katharine Ham

Alternative headline: President Obama visits only field in town where his pitch can reach the plate.

A group of young ballplayers got a big league surprise Monday when President Barack Obama stopped by their practice in northwest Washington, D.C.

“Oh my God it’s the president!” a little leaguer shouted when Obama strutted onto the field to warm up with the players.

The president made a surprise visit on his way to a fundraiser, according to a pool reporter present. Coincidentally, the daughter of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney is on one of the teams.

“Had to bring your dad to the game or he was going to be late,” Obama told her.

Really? Coincidentally? They coincidentally surprised the ballclub of the young Carney recently featured in a fawning cover piece of the local society magazine for Moms making over a half a million dollars.

“You wanna normalize it?”

And, if this doesn’t fix the issue of veterans who bravely served our country dying while waiting for health care services from a government agency derelict in its most sacred duty, busily covering its own ass instead of trying to rectify the situation, you know what probably will?

A trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Update: The press is ON IT.

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How much were the extra security costs to us?

OmahaConservative on May 19, 2014 at 10:14 PM

Lemme guess … golf course across the street?

ShainS on May 19, 2014 at 10:14 PM

Face it he owes Carney big time for all the lieing that he does for him!

Momma on May 19, 2014 at 10:15 PM

Busy, busy, busy.

31giddyup on May 19, 2014 at 10:15 PM

Alternate Headline

MARY KATHARINE HAM is shocked that politicians like photo ops.

News at 11.

coolrepublica on May 19, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Reggie Love said that there was a much bigger set of balls at this field than the normal golf course. Obama just got confused, that’s all.

Vanceone on May 19, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Next stop he’ll just finish it off with a two-fer, by crapping out a hotdog onto some apple pie….

fresh air on May 19, 2014 at 10:17 PM

Hopefully someone will teach him how to throw while he is there…

Doc Holliday on May 19, 2014 at 10:17 PM

He’s been a little leaguer his whole life.

Flange on May 19, 2014 at 10:18 PM

That pix is a poster for….limp wrist…….

Xango Annie on May 19, 2014 at 10:20 PM

Little kids and women. Yeah, I know the type.

Cleombrotus on May 19, 2014 at 10:21 PM

They couldn’t get Obama out of left field. He stole 3rd base on the way back to the link. He had to give it back.

portlandon on May 19, 2014 at 10:23 PM

Kind of enjoyable watching the MSM realize he’s been giving them the finger all this time as payback for them covering his butt. I has to be a whack to the old ego.

butch on May 19, 2014 at 10:23 PM

A little leaguer can throw the ball better than him.

ConstantineXI on May 19, 2014 at 10:23 PM

Hopefully someone will teach him how to throw while he is there…

Doc Holliday on May 19, 2014 at 10:17 PM

His throw is shameful. His jump shot isn’t much better.

KCB on May 19, 2014 at 10:23 PM

Thousands of veterans are dying in his hospitals, and this is what he’s doing????

I’m mad as hell now.

faraway on May 19, 2014 at 10:24 PM

That pix is a poster for….limp wrist…….

Xango Annie on May 19, 2014 at 10:20 PM

I don’t even want to think of where that wrist has been …

#ApologiesToReggie

ShainS on May 19, 2014 at 10:25 PM

This kid is presidential material.

butch on May 19, 2014 at 10:26 PM

His throw is shameful. His jump shot isn’t much better.

KCB on May 19, 2014 at 10:23 PM

What do you mean? The NBC Edit shows Dear Leader never missing a shot, just like Kim Jong Il.

ConstantineXI on May 19, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Thousands of veterans are dying in his hospitals, and this is what he’s doing????

I’m mad as hell now.

faraway on May 19, 2014 at 10:24 PM

I’m guessing he first heard about it in the newspapers …

ShainS on May 19, 2014 at 10:26 PM

.@whpresscorps pool is holding in a bedroom while Obama does fundraiser. It’s a little awkward

At least it is a step up from being locked in a closet, amirite?

BigGator5 on May 19, 2014 at 10:27 PM

The photo of the press bunch in the bedroom – - so pathetic: all hosiery, heels, camera-ready ties, and slumps. When will it get old to be whores for Obama?

RushBaby on May 19, 2014 at 10:27 PM

Now all we need is the Mooch shopping @ Target for Lysol and the planet ts healed for ever !

burrata on May 19, 2014 at 10:27 PM

Is he twiddling his fingers to give good energy waves to the common folk, or something? Such a god. We are so blessed……..

avagreen on May 19, 2014 at 10:27 PM

Ms. Ham, you’re stooping quite low with this kinda journalism

kids are generally off limits

nonpartisan on May 19, 2014 at 10:27 PM

ConstantineXI on May 19, 2014 at 10:26 PM

I remember one schoolyard stop. He missed like 20 in a row. Brick, brick, brick, air ball, more bricks….

KCB on May 19, 2014 at 10:29 PM

Ms. Ham, you’re stooping quite low with this kinda journalism

kids are generally off limits

nonpartisan on May 19, 2014 at 10:27 PM

Apologize to Trig.

burrata on May 19, 2014 at 10:31 PM

Maybe he told the kids about going to Cominiski Park and about his favorite White Sox players whose names he can’t remember.

bw222 on May 19, 2014 at 10:31 PM

There isn’t an activity that this reprobate participates in which he doesn’t appear totally gay.

Isn’t that queer?

Murphy9 on May 19, 2014 at 10:32 PM

nonpartisan on May 19, 2014 at 10:27 PM

you’re an idiot. Kids are the backdrop. Nothing bad said about the kids. And there is something on your chin..

KCB on May 19, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Ms. Ham, you’re stooping quite low with this kinda journalism

kids are generally off limits

nonpartisan on May 19, 2014 at 10:27 PM

Then why did he invite the media?

will77jeff on May 19, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Alternative headline: President Obama visits only field in town where his pitch can reach the plate.

(__)?. All. Over.

[gets sham-wow and Windex...grumble grumble grumble...]

Newtie and the Beauty on May 19, 2014 at 10:35 PM

Ms. Ham, you’re stooping quite low with this kinda journalism

kids are generally off limits

nonpartisan on May 19, 2014 at 10:27 PM

Stop clutching your pearls, Prissy. It’s not like The Ham said that Baghdad Bob’s little commie child doesn’t fall far from the tree. Not to mention the Bush twins. Yeah, kids are off limits. I like your mom a lot better than you.

Cheese Wheel on May 19, 2014 at 10:35 PM

I remember one schoolyard stop. He missed like 20 in a row. Brick, brick, brick, air ball, more bricks….

KCB on May 19, 2014 at 10:29 PM

Original Unedited Footage of the Obama Bricklaying Massacre

ConstantineXI on May 19, 2014 at 10:35 PM

#DoYourJob

faraway on May 19, 2014 at 10:36 PM

That pix is a poster for….limp wrist…….

Xango Annie on May 19, 2014 at 10:20 PM

Exactly what I thought. What’s with Obysmal and those fairy-hands moves of his?

onlineanalyst on May 19, 2014 at 10:36 PM

#DoYourJob

faraway on May 19, 2014 at 10:36 PM

Haven’t you heard? It’s RAAAAACIST!!!!! to expect a half-black President to work for you. Because slavery or something.

ConstantineXI on May 19, 2014 at 10:36 PM

Ms. Ham, you’re stooping quite low with this kinda journalism

kids are generally off limits

nonpartisan on May 19, 2014 at 10:27 PM

Tell that to the guy using a little league team as human shields against his failed presidency.

Rational Thought on May 19, 2014 at 10:37 PM

Ms. Ham, you’re stooping quite low with this kinda journalism

kids are generally off limits

nonpartisan on May 19, 2014 at 10:27 PM

Apologize to Trig.

burrata on May 19, 2014 at 10:31 PM

And Bristol and her child and Willow, And the younger one who could easily kick the shit out of Prissy here.

Cheese Wheel on May 19, 2014 at 10:37 PM

ConstantineXI on May 19, 2014 at 10:35 PM

That’s the one! Witness basketball poetry in motion.

KCB on May 19, 2014 at 10:37 PM

The president made a surprise visit on his way to a fundraiser, according to a pool reporter present. Coincidentally, the daughter of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney is on one of the teams.

…he had to do something…to counter the six goals Putin scored the other night while playing hockey!…JugEars thinks…he Won again!

KOOLAID2 on May 19, 2014 at 10:39 PM

Maybe he told the kids about going to Cominiski Park and about his favorite White Sox players whose names he can’t remember.

bw222 on May 19, 2014 at 10:31 PM

Well, at least he didn’t try to brag about the time he saw Refrigerator Perry pitch a no-hitter at Wrigley Stadium. But who knows what he says in private?

Seriously, between putting an “n” in Comiskey, not being able to name any of his supposedly beloved White Sox, and his nationally televised inability to throw, don’t his handlers know to keep him the hell away from baseball already?!?

86 on May 19, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Alternate Headline

MARY KATHARINE HAM is shocked that politicians like photo ops.

News at 11.

coolrepublica on May 19, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Cuba is still missing a big idiot.

Schadenfreude on May 19, 2014 at 10:43 PM

The president made a surprise visit on his way to a fundraiser . . .

#smh

myiq2xu on May 19, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Congrats America! You’ve elected the first male president that throws like a girl that has never thrown a ball before in her life. Or a gay man, that has also never thrown a ball in his life.

Should be proud of yourselves. Here’s to you, American voter!

Meople on May 19, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Ms. Ham, you’re stooping quite low with this kinda journalism

kids are generally off limits

nonpartisan on May 19, 2014 at 10:27 PM

Dear Veterans, he’s “mad as hell”, really, his chief of staff said so, and he’s unserious.

Grow up.

Schadenfreude on May 19, 2014 at 10:45 PM

I hope he plays golf, plays baseball, plays basketball, and generally loafs for the remainder of his term–when he is active in the job nothing good comes of it–so have at it, Barry, play 18 holes at least, every day from now til the next president is in office…

Doc Holliday on May 19, 2014 at 10:45 PM

For the VA death panel victims it’s too late.

Schadenfreude on May 19, 2014 at 10:46 PM

The video is funny as hell and perfectly makes the point.

Southernblogger on May 19, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Ms. Ham, you’re stooping quite low with this kinda journalism

kids are generally off limits

nonpartisan on May 19, 2014 at 10:27 PM

Yep, I’m clearly targeting the kids, and not the president, the magazine, the press secretary, and the reporters who dutifully report the “coincidence.” Nice job, reading comprehension. I didn’t even mention Carney’s child’s name for the very reason that I’m not interested in HER.

Mary Katharine Ham on May 19, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Ben Carson,MD, former chairman of the department of pediatric neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins. The most respected surgical medical center in the world. If he runs for President, the MSM will Clarence Thomas him. Who better to guide the country thru healthcare reform and VA reorganization? an accomplished respected physician, surgeon, elite Harvard layman? Arkansas governors wife?

I am not a racist on May 19, 2014 at 10:53 PM

kids are generally off limits

nonpartisan on May 19, 2014 at 10:27 PM

Every time I think you can’t possibly write anything dumber….

By now we should know that your stupidity knows no limits.

bw222 on May 19, 2014 at 10:55 PM

That pix is a poster for….limp wrist…….

Xango Annie on May 19, 2014 at 10:20 PM

Looks like a new one for Barry’s ‘light in the loafers’ picture book:

Light in the Loafers

slickwillie2001 on May 19, 2014 at 10:56 PM

I hope he plays golf, plays baseball, plays basketball, and generally loafs for the remainder of his term–when he is active in the job nothing good comes of it–so have at it, Barry, play 18 holes at least, every day from now til the next president is in office…

Doc Holliday on May 19, 2014 at 10:45 PM

He’s the most goddamn powerful man of the free world, I think he can say do what he wants

nonpartisan on September 14, 2013 at 9:00 AM

slickwillie2001 on May 19, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Ms. Ham, you’re stooping quite low with this kinda journalism

kids are generally off limits

nonpartisan on May 19, 2014 at 10:27 PM

Then you must really be disgusted with NBC News, right?

Oh, wait, that would only be true if you had some sense of integrity. Never mind.

malclave on May 19, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Where he be on Memorial Day, in hiding from our Veterans?

SC.Charlie on May 19, 2014 at 11:01 PM

It was the President and Carney who exploited Carneys child for a political photo op.

fight like a girl on May 19, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Alternate Headline

MARY KATHARINE HAM is shocked that politicians like photo ops.

News at 11.

coolrepublica on May 19, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Cuba is still missing a big idiot.

Schadenfreude on May 19, 2014 at 10:43 PM

I’m thinking they kind of let her escape because she was such a pain in the butt. She showed up in Miami and demanded her yuma rice.

slickwillie2001 on May 19, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Ms. Ham, you’re stooping quite low with this kinda journalism

kids are generally off limits

nonpartisan on May 19, 2014 at 10:27 PM

BWAHAHAHAHA. Yeah, MKH is really mocking the kids here.

talkingpoints on May 19, 2014 at 11:43 PM

Typical weak liberal distraction, nothing to see here except more sucking up and lying one’s ass off with regularity.

As if I need to say it again, liberals are weak minded pieces of crap that need to be exterminated to bring this country back from the brink of terminal stupidity.

The sooner we get started feeding the sharks, the sooner we can enjoy a free country again. GIT BUSY PEOPLE!

…and yes, F-U liberal scum!

Diluculo on May 19, 2014 at 11:44 PM

His throw is shameful. His jump shot isn’t much better.

KCB on May 19, 2014 at 10:23 PM

He already said he plays like the Special Olympic kids. Hahaha. It was so funny. He said it on one of those late night talk shows. Hahaha. It was so funny.

texacalirose on May 19, 2014 at 11:46 PM

He already said he plays like the Special Olympic kids. Hahaha. It was so funny. He said it on one of those late night talk shows. Hahaha. It was so funny.

texacalirose on May 19, 2014 at 11:46 PM

I remember that. It was historical! The first “retard” joke told by a sitting President on late night TV!

malclave on May 19, 2014 at 11:53 PM

Yep, I’m clearly targeting the kids, and not the president, the magazine, the press secretary, and the reporters who dutifully report the “coincidence.” Nice job, reading comprehension. I didn’t even mention Carney’s child’s name for the very reason that I’m not interested in HER.

Mary Katharine Ham on May 19, 2014 at 10:53 PM

‘the young carney’ sounds quite disrespectful to me

also, Ms. Ham, I’d like to offer some friendly advice in that you should avoid using the words ‘targeting’ and ‘President’ in the same sentence…

nonpartisan on May 19, 2014 at 11:57 PM

kids are generally off limits

nonpartisan on May 19, 2014 at 10:27 PM

Every time you comment the kindergarten is on display.

Schadenfreude on May 20, 2014 at 12:07 AM

also, Ms. Ham, I’d like to offer some friendly advice in that you should avoid using the words ‘targeting’ and ‘President’ in the same sentence…

nonpartisan on May 19, 2014 at 11:57 PM

Oh look, legal advice from our resident Harvard lawyer.

slickwillie2001 on May 20, 2014 at 12:14 AM

Ms. Ham, you’re stooping quite low with this kinda journalism

kids are generally off limits

nonpartisan on May 19, 2014 at 10:27 PM

Not in your case pajama boy. We like HA’s little special pinata.

arnold ziffel on May 20, 2014 at 12:17 AM

nonpartisan, were you as outraged when Barky attended a dinner honoring Al Sharpton, who is not only a fanatic racist anti-Semitic demagogue but has incited more murders than Charles Manson?

FOAF on May 20, 2014 at 12:25 AM

also, nonpartisan, I’d like to offer some friendly advice in that you should avoid using the words ‘Harvard’ and ‘graduate’ in the same sentence…

esad, on May 19, 2014 at 11:57 PM

arnold ziffel on May 20, 2014 at 12:28 AM

arnold ziffel on May 20, 2014 at 12:28 AM

Harvard School of Animal Husbandry in East Kentucky.

slickwillie2001 on May 20, 2014 at 12:30 AM

If a candidate would like my support for 2016, a good start would be to promise to call out the press at every opportunity, and generally treat them like the hacks they are.

Adjoran on May 20, 2014 at 1:50 AM

Carney has kids? How horrible for them.

Sherman1864 on May 20, 2014 at 2:08 AM

Yep, I’m clearly targeting the kids, and not the president, the magazine, the press secretary, and the reporters who dutifully report the “coincidence.” Nice job, reading comprehension. I didn’t even mention Carney’s child’s name for the very reason that I’m not interested in HER.

Mary Katharine Ham on May 19, 2014 at 10:53 PM

‘the young carney’ sounds quite disrespectful to me

also, Ms. Ham, I’d like to offer some friendly advice in that you should avoid using the words ‘targeting’ and ‘President’ in the same sentence…

nonpartisan on May 19, 2014 at 11:57 PM

Holy clueless buffoon, Batman!

If that’s all you’ve got, well then you ain’t got jack, Jack.

Did your idol the Resident wear his mom jeans for this trip to the diamond? They were such a huge hit the last time he went to the ballpark.

I’m fairly sure that MKH will get along just fine without the benefit of your magnificent pearls of wisdom.

hillbillyjim on May 20, 2014 at 2:10 AM

Another gay pose from our dear leader.

How he must frighten Putin.

Sherman1864 on May 20, 2014 at 2:10 AM

Related: “‘Laughing sooo hard’: Obama again attempts to throw baseball as mockery heats up in bullpen”

apostic on May 20, 2014 at 3:48 AM

“If a candidate would like my support for 2016, a good start would be to promise to call out the press at every opportunity, and generally treat them like the hacks they are.”

Did you see the press conference with Trey Gowdy? He’s your man.

FOAF on May 20, 2014 at 3:54 AM

…And there is something on your chin..

KCB on May 19, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Ooooh, I know what it is! I know! I know!

Tard on May 20, 2014 at 7:36 AM

Re the “reporters” being locked up in the bedroom while Choomy gets his palm greased:

And they wonder why we call them “Presstitutes”

VelvetElvis on May 20, 2014 at 7:47 AM

.@whpresscorps pool is holding in a bedroom while Obama does fundraiser. It’s a little awkward

Ya see, I thought this was all about Obama and the media hooking up later after the fundraiser. You know–getting a room.

BuckeyeSam on May 20, 2014 at 7:53 AM

Ms. Ham, you’re stooping quite low with this kinda journalism

kids are generally off limits

nonpartisan on May 19, 2014 at 10:27 PM

Yep, I’m clearly targeting the kids, and not the president, the magazine, the press secretary, and the reporters who dutifully report the “coincidence.” Nice job, reading comprehension. I didn’t even mention Carney’s child’s name for the very reason that I’m not interested in HER.

Mary Katharine Ham on May 19, 2014 at 10:53 PM

‘the young carney’ sounds quite disrespectful to me

also, Ms. Ham, I’d like to offer some friendly advice in that you should avoid using the words ‘targeting’ and ‘President’ in the same sentence…

nonpartisan on May 19, 2014 at 11:57 PM

Trolling, trolling, trolling…

My doppelganger isn’t being serious. Don’t take the bait! lol

non-nonpartisan on May 20, 2014 at 8:02 AM

“Oh my God it’s the president!” a little leaguer (named Carney) shouted….

Seriously, does anyone not believe that was a set-up?

Techster64 on May 20, 2014 at 8:25 AM

‘the young carney’ sounds quite disrespectful to me

Someone playing Little League is by definition young, your failure to capitalize Carney is actually disrespectful (or just plain lazy), not describing a Carney who is not one one of the parents.

You should denounce yourself for failing to pay proper fealty to your idols.

F X Muldoon on May 20, 2014 at 8:30 AM

MKH –
Come on…this is hardly a reason/setting to go full snark.
Lighten up.
It’s a nice moment.
My little league’er thought that it was ‘awesome’.
I understand Prez Bush was nice to his staff and their kids as well.

verbaluce on May 20, 2014 at 8:32 AM

Carney has kids career accessories? How horrible for them.

Sherman1864 on May 20, 2014 at 2:08 AM

Reality

BigAlSouth on May 20, 2014 at 9:01 AM

Is there a hashtag yet?

Galtian on May 20, 2014 at 9:06 AM

He still throws like a girl.

MSGTAS on May 20, 2014 at 9:23 AM

Yep, I’m clearly targeting the kids, and not the president, the magazine, the press secretary, and the reporters who dutifully report the “coincidence.” Nice job, reading comprehension. I didn’t even mention Carney’s child’s name for the very reason that I’m not interested in HER.

Mary Katharine Ham on May 19, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Please, Mary, (can I call you Mary?) don’t dirty your fingernails dealing with this knave. Let us Hotairians teach him some manners.

CurtZHP on May 20, 2014 at 9:36 AM

kids are generally off limits

nonpartisan on May 19, 2014 at 10:27 PM

That has to be one of the stupidest straw-man comments you have made to date.

The articles this morning are about how it tied up traffic all over DC. People are not happy with His Grandness’ privileged ways.

GWB on May 20, 2014 at 9:57 AM

The first time a Little League catcher had to field grounders. Screwball in the dirt!!!

A second after that picture was taken, Obama was rushed to the hospital for X-rays after the ball hit his wrist.

Steve Z on May 20, 2014 at 10:08 AM

Hopefully someone will teach him how to throw while he is there…

Doc Holliday on May 19, 2014 at 10:17 PM

Someone did….it was his wife!

tomshup on May 20, 2014 at 10:55 AM

kids are generally off limits

nonpartisan on May 19, 2014 at 10:27 PM

True, this is another HA classic.

obama is an eternal child. Quit picking on him.

Schadenfreude on May 20, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Don’t miss the marxist pictures in the Baghdad Bobbie kitchen.

Schadenfreude on May 20, 2014 at 11:15 AM

The photo of the press bunch in the bedroom – – so pathetic: all hosiery, heels, camera-ready ties, and slumps. When will it get old to be whores for Obama?

RushBaby on May 19, 2014 at 10:27 PM

When the are intoxicated from eating his chit. I hope they all choke from it.

Schadenfreude on May 20, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Could somebody PLEASE photo shop that picture of him pitching, and add maracas and a big fruit hat?

Daisy_WI on May 20, 2014 at 12:31 PM

I understand Prez Bush was nice to his staff and their kids as well.

verbaluce on May 20, 2014 at 8:32 AM

Yes he was. And NEVER made a photo op out of it. The difference being that he actually cared about others.

JusDreamin on May 20, 2014 at 12:37 PM

verbaluce on May 20, 2014 at 8:32 AM

And if Dubya did it . . .

Yes, it’s a lightweight story, but facts are facts, and that this was a photo-op setup, rather than the “coincidence” claimed by the WH, makes it snark-worthy.

Get over yourself.

Besides, that limp-wristed toss is just so precious, it cannot be ignored.

Freelancer on May 20, 2014 at 7:51 PM