Thursday, October 29, 2009

Michelle and Jill Mug for the World Series Crowd; They Should Stay Home

by The Last Hollywood Star

When Michelle Obama and Jill Biden walked New York Yankee Hall of Famer Yogi Berra out to the mound last night, I was disgusted.

What made me so mad is that Berra is a Yankee hero who has played in 75 World Series games, more than anyone in history. If he had stood before the crowd alone, Berra would have deservedly received a rousing standing ovation.

But with Obama and Biden by Berra's side, the three got only brief token applause.

Biden, by the way, likes to be called Dr. Jill Biden because she has a Ph.D. in education. That's another but lesser annoyance. Doctors are M.D.s; Ph.D.s are just that---Ph.D.s

Political pandering has no place in baseball.

Let Berra, 84, enjoy the moments he has left. The other two will, unfortunately, be mugging for months if not years to come.

1 comment:

Steven said...

Berra is a genuine baseball hero. I bet he could have walked out alone. But if he could not, the greatest embarrassment is to have to share his moment with two politicians without the slightest connection to baseball. What were the Yankee brass thinking of? Baseball adulation is for baseball heroes. Politician poseurs, siddown.