See you thought I was being a partisan nut huh? He, they purposely cut the angle off so the legend will be 'Obama throws perfect strike" when the media gets done with it tomorrow, interviewing Obama sycophants in the morning who will say anything the media wants em too.
The more debatable point from the historic moment was the reception the President was afforded by the self-described "best fans in baseball." Though Obama was roundly cheered by the All-Star fans, his live presence still didn't attract the applause that George W. Bush did during a taped announcement by the four previous Presidents before the game and some boos could even be heard among the cheers.
Here's Bush after 911
This is how the local Chicago papers characterized the Obama pitch conspiracy this morning
ST LOUIS — Where did it land? Was it a strike or wasn't it?
Why didn't the network choose a better camera to shoot from? Those were the questions that viewers of baseball's All-Star Game were asking themselves at home after Fox elected to show President Barack Obama's ceremonial first pitch at the 80th All-Star Game from a tight angle.
Ruling as a part-time umpire who had a good view from the pressbox at Busch Stadium, Obama's pitch was a no-doubt-about-it ball, even factoring in an expanded strike zone for the Commander-in-Chief. Obama's southpaw delivery was a little short of the plate, but Cardinals star Albert Pujols(notes) was able to save it by quickly scooping it up.
UPDATE: Pujols says the pitch "didn't hit the ground."
The Made For TV President.