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6/3/2010

Good Sports

Filed under: Politics,Sports — DRJ @ 2:51 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs’ lesson of the day:

“Gibbs voiced disappointment that Major League Baseball decided not to award Armando Galarraga a perfect game, but noted: “To watch an umpire take responsibility and to watch a pitcher do what he did, to watch the sportsmanship that’s exhibited … I think that’s a good lesson in baseball. It’s probably a good lesson in Washington.”

This means President Obama will be a good sport if the GOP is able to repeal ObamaCare, right?

MORE: At least Galarraga got a Corvette as a consolation prize.

— DRJ

20 Responses to “Good Sports”

  1. What would have been batter:

    The runner KNEW he was out. He should have said so.

    Dr. K (1c5e6a)

  2. This means President Obama will be a good sport if the GOP is able to repeal ObamaCare, right?

    I think the “rage” Gibbs is claiming to see about the oil spill will become more than just a made-up “he’s engaged” talking point if ObamaCare gets repealed.

    Patiently waiting for the narcissistic meltdown. We all know it’s coming; it’s just a question of when at this point.

    no one you know (196ed7)

  3. I, too, am surprised that the runner hasn’t commented; perhaps I’ve just missed it, since I don’t pay a lot of attention to most sporting events.

    htom (412a17)

  4. Obama-care is here to stay.

    But I can help a little with the baseball runner,the rookie Jason Donald. He said he wasn’t for-sure he was out until he saw the replay:

    “I was out,” he said. “It helps that Jim Joyce came out and said that he missed it. I had a feeling I was out when it happened, but it just happened so fast. So I thought, ‘Maybe I did beat it. I don’t know.'”

    Myron (a79d53)

  5. ObamaCare may be here to stay but that isn’t the question. The question is whether Obama would be a good sport about it.

    DRJ (d43dcd)

  6. The question is whether Obama would be a good sport about it.

    and the answer is “of course not”. vicious little whinny biotch that he is, the tantrum would be legendary, as would be the histrionics of his blind and brain dead followers, such as moron.

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  7. The question is whether Obama would be a good sport about it.

    LOL!… I think most of us know the answer to that one.

    BTW, Myroon… on the subject of the oil disaster… Amidst all of the usual finger pointing and buck passing America has come to understand is how the Obama administration conducts itself, what the DNC does NOT want Americans to realize that if it weren’t for the Left’s own opposition to nuclear power plants, mining coal, extracting oil from shale, allowing drilling in the Arctic and drilling in shallower off-shore waters (not in mile-deep waters where catastrophe is much more difficult to mitigate), this disaster wouldn’t have been possible.

    This debacle has been brought to us by 30-plus years of contemporary liberalism and their cherished Luddite policies.

    GeneralMalaise (8de279)

  8. I understand the question, but it’s irrelevant. Republicans will never have anywhere near the numbers to repeal it. So Obama won’t be tested on this matter.

    Myron (a79d53)

  9. Yep. Support for DNC plans is…rock solid!

    Eric Blair (0b61b2)

  10. GeneralMalaise: If you’re hanging your hopes on Americans blaming enviromentalists for BP’s destroying of the Gulf Coast — I have bad news for you. That ain’t gonna happen. This is BP’s fault, with Congress — both parties — aiding and abetting through lax regulations.

    Big Oil has more influence than the greenies. Even a blind man can see that.

    You can’t see it, however, b/c you’re on sites like these where everyone agrees with you. But your “blame the greens for BP’s screw-up” is really, really skewed.

    Myron (a79d53)

  11. Actually, that was unintentionally funny:

    “….So Obama won’t be tested on this matter…”

    Not by Myron!

    Eric Blair (0b61b2)

  12. “I understand the question, but it’s irrelevant.”

    Myron – What you meant to say is that you understand the question but don’t want to answer it even though it was phrased as an if, not a when, question. Got it.

    daleyrocks (1d0d98)

  13. “If you’re hanging your hopes on Americans blaming enviromentalists for BP’s destroying of the Gulf Coast — I have bad news for you.”

    Myron – The environmentalists did not really catch enough blame for their contributions to the damage from Hurricane Katrina. After President Johnson promised to protect New Orleans from the next Hurricane Camille (1967), the endless obstructionism and dithering of the greenies resulted in not completing an effective series of levies, sluices and storm barriers. You can look it up.

    daleyrocks (1d0d98)

  14. You can look it up.

    exce[t, of course, that we all know Moron won’t. like his personal god, Ear Leader, he doesn’t need to read anything to know what it says.

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  15. Had the call not been blown, that would have made three perfect games in four weeks, when the major leagues normally go years between perfect games.

    The Cincinnati Reds fan Dana (3e4784)

  16. What the BP oil spill will finally be distilled down to is that the off-shore drillers don’t really know what they’re doing.

    nk (db4a41)

  17. As for the topic, I oppose instant replays in baseball. The umpires, with all their talent and occasional mistakes, are as much part of the game as the players, the managers, and the coaches. I’m glad Selig did not change the score.

    nk (db4a41)

  18. Baseball indeed has been a game determined by rules and the call of the umpire.

    That said, it sure is hard to see an obvious error made which annihilates a historic effort. I think the pitcher should be in the record book at least as a footnote.

    But then, I’m partial. #2 son had pitched a perfect game (though at ten) up until the next to last batter, who walked (the next and last batter grounded out). The coach gave him the game ball, signed and dated, with the caption “Perfect Game”. Heresy, I know.

    MD in Philly (cb8efe)

  19. This is sort of interesting. I had heard that there are sports other than football, but never paid much attention.

    BarSinister (65f885)

  20. Myroon: If you’re hanging your hopes on Americans blaming enviromentalists for BP’s destroying of the Gulf Coast — I have bad news for you. That ain’t gonna happen. This is BP’s fault, with Congress — both parties — aiding and abetting through lax regulations.

    This debacle is over 30 years in the making, Myroon. You can’t wish energy needs away. You can’t pretend that windfarms and solar panels are an effective strategy. Democrats and their hardcore environmental activist allies have litigated common sense measures and policies to a standstill. It is they who have fought the construction of nuclear power plants… they who oppose the use of untapped domestic energy sources… they who forced the oil industry far out to sea to drill at depths that contribute to limiting the options for effective mitigation.

    They have had their collective head in the sand for decades and the only thing they’re effective at is promulgating policies that run counter to the national interest. They are Luddites when it comes to science and new technology.

    GeneralMalaise (8de279)


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