Remember this? Here’s President Obama throwing out the first pitch at the Nationals game on April 5, 2010. It didn’t go well:
Oof. Just like his policies — far left and off the mark:
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) April 5, 2010
Keep in mind, he practiced to be able to throw like this:
Obama has been practicing to throw out the first pitch at today's home opener for the Nationals. No word on the Dad jeans from last year.
— West Wing Reports (@WestWingReport) April 5, 2010
At least he left the “mom jeans” at home:
President, minus mom jeans, throws out first pitch at Nats Park: http://is.gd/bfQKs #obama
— NBCWashington (@nbcwashington) April 5, 2010
And USA Today put a charitable spin on his performance:
President Obama doesn't bounce 1 in historic first pitch http://bit.ly/dp8xWK
— USA TODAY Sports (@USATODAYsports) April 5, 2010
Some wanted to give Obama a break:
People are critiquing #Obama's first pitch today as if they're surprised he didn't throw gas down the middle. He's the POTUS, folks. Chill.
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) April 5, 2010
Nah. This is how it’s done: