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MrScorpio

(73,631 posts)
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 01:36 PM Mar 2017

Lazy Assed Cheetolini is refusing to throw Opening Day ceremonial pitch

That is some lazy, cowardly, unAmerican bullshit. I know that and baseball isn't even my favorite sport.

"Scheduling conflict," my black ass. It's not like the Alien Hoard from the Planet Xzzrkzaxx is planning to invade Earth that day. What's he gotta do, hit the links? Eat a chimichanga?

Trump is once again shirking his responsibility. Fucking Cheetos dust covered slacker.

FDT.

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Lazy Assed Cheetolini is refusing to throw Opening Day ceremonial pitch (Original Post) MrScorpio Mar 2017 OP
He doesn't want to throw a two foot pitch MattP Mar 2017 #1
that was my thought. 2 feet might be too generous. KewlKat Mar 2017 #20
or too strenuous! ATL Ebony Mar 2017 #79
Tee hee FakeNoose Mar 2017 #45
He knows he'll be boo'd like the mofo he is nini Mar 2017 #2
Bingo Stallion Mar 2017 #7
Exactly Norbert9 Mar 2017 #51
That's exactly the reason. sammythecat Mar 2017 #54
That was my first thought meadowlark5 Mar 2017 #58
Yep! That's it!!!! n/t RKP5637 Mar 2017 #68
And..... MyOwnPeace Mar 2017 #76
LOL nini Mar 2017 #86
That's the same reason his events (like last week's in Kentucky) are rallies limited to supporters. LonePirate Mar 2017 #77
does not want to be there when ice raids both benches dembotoz Mar 2017 #3
UnAmerican? PdxSean Mar 2017 #4
Come on. Where is your spirit and patriotism? Control-Z Mar 2017 #28
I'd pay good money to attend, . . . PdxSean Mar 2017 #43
Teheehee. Control-Z Mar 2017 #95
He probably throws like a three-year-old. forgotmylogin Mar 2017 #5
That was my thought. Ilsa Mar 2017 #91
he probably couldn't make the walk bdamomma Mar 2017 #6
Hmmm Sculpin Beauregard Mar 2017 #8
Who cares? I don't want that fuck at one of my ball games. n/t FSogol Mar 2017 #9
Can't grip gibraltar72 Mar 2017 #10
Way too likely.... Thomas Hurt Mar 2017 #11
The game will be played in SE Washington DC. Bleacher Creature Mar 2017 #12
He definitely would be booed. onenote Mar 2017 #50
I'll bet most of the fans there won't be from within walking distance of the stadium, though. n/t hughee99 Mar 2017 #63
Can't throw. nt Guy Whitey Corngood Mar 2017 #13
Thank GOODNESS! elleng Mar 2017 #14
If Christie had the courage to do it, Trump should, too. Judi Lynn Mar 2017 #15
This is why he wears extra long jackets and coats snooper2 Mar 2017 #19
Just to check are those actual pictures of him? duncang Mar 2017 #69
Fingers too long.......n/t dixiegrrrrl Mar 2017 #72
here it is ATL Ebony Mar 2017 #90
Thank you duncang Mar 2017 #92
Welcome ATL Ebony Mar 2017 #94
At his current girth, I think he... 3catwoman3 Mar 2017 #80
He looks weird. Maybe he's too embarrassed . . . ATL Ebony Mar 2017 #88
Looks like he's going to get that tie in a tangle NastyRiffraff Mar 2017 #103
Good... I want my baseball Trump-free Blue_Tires Mar 2017 #16
Vladimir doesn't like baseball Jarqui Mar 2017 #17
fuck him. spanone Mar 2017 #18
The stadium would erupt into one loud BOO! Eyeball_Kid Mar 2017 #21
No doubt the booing would be NewRedDawn Mar 2017 #46
If Trump is snubbing MLB, it would be fitting for MLB to sub him in return. Brother Buzz Mar 2017 #22
Actually, Obama's opening day pitch in 2010 was pretty ugly onenote Mar 2017 #47
The shoe dodge jberryhill Mar 2017 #84
LOL onenote Mar 2017 #89
Me too. I was amazed he could move that fast irisblue Mar 2017 #105
He had practice ducking plates and pans MyNameGoesHere Mar 2017 #106
Actually, that sounds almost relevant. LanternWaste Mar 2017 #111
And why is it not relevant to respond to a comment about Obama's pitching skills? onenote Mar 2017 #112
He would get booed so bigly and then his impotent pitch wouldn't make it 20' NightWatcher Mar 2017 #23
Most Nats fans are extremely happy Trump is a coward-- Kingofalldems Mar 2017 #24
Completely agree. Of course, I got to boo both W and Chenney at 2 Nats games. FSogol Mar 2017 #65
It's not a crowd he.can control...the chorus of boo's he'd get would be deafening... WoonTars Mar 2017 #25
didnt think of that but YEAH!!!! youre right!!! samnsara Mar 2017 #34
I predicted this. Orsino Mar 2017 #26
Since he seems to want to depart about 3/4 of the players.... LisaM Mar 2017 #27
Doesn't want to be booed uponit7771 Mar 2017 #29
THIS! bettyellen Mar 2017 #31
cuz throwing underhanded will look kinda wimpy.. samnsara Mar 2017 #30
he doesn't want to break the catcher's hand lame54 Mar 2017 #32
They should invite Sec Clinton to do it... Fresh_Start Mar 2017 #33
Absolutely! The Nationals should invite Clinton (or Obama) to throw out the pitch instead. LonePirate Mar 2017 #78
That would be awesome . . . ATL Ebony Mar 2017 #93
He can't throw that far. The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2017 #35
Didn't he claim that in his school days he was the bestest bb player in NY? spiderpig Mar 2017 #36
Yes, he sure did say that! Tanuki Mar 2017 #40
Oh, god! He's so pathetic! smirkymonkey Mar 2017 #75
Fake President's hand is too small to even hold the ball. nt 42bambi Mar 2017 #37
I for one am happy as hell he's not going to do so. onenote Mar 2017 #38
I thought the team didn't want him to... Wounded Bear Mar 2017 #39
He probably throws like Mr. Burns does! Initech Mar 2017 #41
Afraid peggysue2 Mar 2017 #42
His tiny hand can't hold a baseball. sinkingfeeling Mar 2017 #44
Gee, I wonder why. Tommy_Carcetti Mar 2017 #48
He could send Ivanka! nt ProudLib72 Mar 2017 #49
He knows he can't do it titaniumsalute Mar 2017 #52
unlike golf janterry Mar 2017 #53
Trump is a great golfer. Trump doesn't cheat, his caddy cheats for him. Brother Buzz Mar 2017 #67
'The White House declined the Washington Nationals offer elleng Mar 2017 #55
Does anyone have that pic that got posted this weekend of him shitting his pants at the golf course? captain queeg Mar 2017 #56
He does nothing that isn't orchestrated and in which he's carefully protected. nolabear Mar 2017 #57
He can't grip with ball True Dough Mar 2017 #59
Maybe he's got a ribbon cutting at a new KFC eleny Mar 2017 #60
Trump was told by Orioles officials GWC58 Mar 2017 #61
The simple truth: He cannot throw a pitch because he's 70yo and his only sport is Golf. DetlefK Mar 2017 #62
Lol, I agree with you, except... ExciteBike66 Mar 2017 #64
Trump is too weak to get the pitch over the plate Gothmog Mar 2017 #66
My guess is that he can't throw a baseball worth a shit. BlueStater Mar 2017 #70
Google "Disco Demolition Night" DefenseLawyer Mar 2017 #71
If the stadium was a Trump property he would be there. kairos12 Mar 2017 #73
yeah b ut onlyh those with proven republican credentials would gopiscrap Mar 2017 #81
Preach it! Dyedinthewoolliberal Mar 2017 #74
Throws like a young unaccomplished ... N_E_1 for Tennis Mar 2017 #82
If You Were Him erpowers Mar 2017 #83
Everyone would laugh at his gigantic ass thegoose Mar 2017 #85
Is Alec Baldwin available? klook Mar 2017 #87
Alec Baldwin for the win! OldHippieChick Mar 2017 #96
Why do republican comrades HATE America's pastime? Achilleaze Mar 2017 #97
More than laziness, it's cowardice. Beacool Mar 2017 #98
Trump Balks! Doesn't want to use rubber. GreatCaesarsGhost Mar 2017 #99
I bet that tRump can't throw the ball the 60 feet to home plate! MiniMe Mar 2017 #100
Actually, Orioles already said they don't WANT Trump to throw the first pitch... RealityChik Mar 2017 #101
He can't figure out what word to change "BOO" to democrank Mar 2017 #102
Top Ten Reasons Why Dump won't throw the first pitch: NastyRiffraff Mar 2017 #104
Considering he was a good baseball player in HS... tallahasseedem Mar 2017 #107
Lol Lotusflower70 Mar 2017 #108
Maybe he is now afraid of the baseball after his poor showing @ 06 BoSox game. irisblue Mar 2017 #109
From a friend DemocratSinceBirth Mar 2017 #110

sammythecat

(3,570 posts)
54. That's exactly the reason.
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 02:48 PM
Mar 2017

This wouldn't be at all like one of his rallies. He knows it would be embarrassing. Very embarrassing.

LonePirate

(13,497 posts)
77. That's the same reason his events (like last week's in Kentucky) are rallies limited to supporters.
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 04:03 PM
Mar 2017

If he were to ever face the public, he would not be warmly received and he knows it.

Frankly, I'm surprised the Nationals even invited him give the overwhelming lack of support he has from residents of D.C. and it's suburbs in MD and VA.

PdxSean

(574 posts)
4. UnAmerican?
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 01:41 PM
Mar 2017

I don't care. Hell, I'd rather someone else gets the honor. The less I see of him, the better.

Control-Z

(15,683 posts)
28. Come on. Where is your spirit and patriotism?
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 02:12 PM
Mar 2017

A solid public booing/shaming would be worth it, don't you think?

PdxSean

(574 posts)
43. I'd pay good money to attend, . . .
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 02:30 PM
Mar 2017

. . . and hope Secret Service doesn't notice my cooler full of rotten tomatoes.

Ilsa

(61,731 posts)
91. That was my thought.
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 04:48 PM
Mar 2017

The teams' bat girls throw better, I'm sure.

I'm guessing golf is his only sport, along with watching women pee on each other.

gibraltar72

(7,534 posts)
10. Can't grip
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 01:47 PM
Mar 2017

the ball with those small hands. Plus not being able to vett the crowd he'd be booed for 30 minutes.

Thomas Hurt

(13,903 posts)
11. Way too likely....
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 01:50 PM
Mar 2017

that there are non Trumpanistas present. Donnie's fragile ego could not handle a real crowd of citizens. He only wants those stacked with his rubes.

Bleacher Creature

(11,276 posts)
12. The game will be played in SE Washington DC.
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 01:51 PM
Mar 2017

He will literally be booed off the field.

I seriously wouldn't be shocked if he received less than 10 votes within walking distance of the stadium.

onenote

(43,242 posts)
50. He definitely would be booed.
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 02:45 PM
Mar 2017

There would be some cheers -- after all, there are a lot of repub office holders and staffers in DC -- but my guess is that they'd be drowned out by the booing.

Judi Lynn

(160,981 posts)
15. If Christie had the courage to do it, Trump should, too.
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 01:53 PM
Mar 2017

Maybe he's afraid of being seen without his big baggy suit.

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He didn't seem so timid when he was younger and less puffy.

Eyeball_Kid

(7,467 posts)
21. The stadium would erupt into one loud BOO!
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 02:00 PM
Mar 2017

Trumpy's balls would get sucked into his pelvic girdle if he heard that much booing. He'd never live it down. So his schedule conflict with the fact that he's only interested in maintaining the facade of popularity. The booing would be too real.

Brother Buzz

(36,569 posts)
22. If Trump is snubbing MLB, it would be fitting for MLB to sub him in return.
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 02:03 PM
Mar 2017

Who should they pick? I understand Obama has a wicked 84 mph cutter

onenote

(43,242 posts)
47. Actually, Obama's opening day pitch in 2010 was pretty ugly
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 02:40 PM
Mar 2017

Way high and outside. But that's better than bouncing it is the advice catchers always give those making a ceremonial first pitch.

In recent years, George W was easily the best at ceremonial first pitches. It's one of the only things he ever did that impressed me.

 

jberryhill

(62,444 posts)
84. The shoe dodge
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 04:30 PM
Mar 2017

The most impressive thing W did was dodge that thrown shoe, and come back smiling. Context aside, that was the one time he did something that made me go "Good one!" I had no idea his reflexes were that good:

 

LanternWaste

(37,748 posts)
111. Actually, that sounds almost relevant.
Wed Mar 29, 2017, 01:20 PM
Mar 2017

Actually, that sounds almost relevant.

Actually, but it ain't.

onenote

(43,242 posts)
112. And why is it not relevant to respond to a comment about Obama's pitching skills?
Wed Mar 29, 2017, 01:23 PM
Mar 2017

Plenty of comments in this thread about first pitch capabilities. I didn't realize there was a strict germaneness rule now. If you're the germaness czar could you do everyone a favor and post rules for each new thread explaining what comments will be deemed relevant or not?

WoonTars

(694 posts)
25. It's not a crowd he.can control...the chorus of boo's he'd get would be deafening...
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 02:08 PM
Mar 2017

...never mind his "pitch" probably wouldn't reach home plate...

Orsino

(37,428 posts)
26. I predicted this.
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 02:11 PM
Mar 2017

If he ever had baseball skill, it was a half-century ago, and he is no athlete. He is afraid of how he would look, but deathly afraid of the footage's being run side-by-side with that of other presidents. Perhaps one other president in particular.

LisaM

(27,924 posts)
27. Since he seems to want to depart about 3/4 of the players....
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 02:11 PM
Mar 2017

I call it a bad fit. Glad he's not going to be there.

Fresh_Start

(11,330 posts)
33. They should invite Sec Clinton to do it...
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 02:16 PM
Mar 2017

and maybe he can hear the people cheer for the woman who should be the legitimate president.

LonePirate

(13,497 posts)
78. Absolutely! The Nationals should invite Clinton (or Obama) to throw out the pitch instead.
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 04:07 PM
Mar 2017

Then again, the cheers would be deafening and would likely extend for so long that the game would be delayed.

spiderpig

(10,419 posts)
36. Didn't he claim that in his school days he was the bestest bb player in NY?
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 02:21 PM
Mar 2017

Come on, Twitler. Show us your stuff.

(On second thought...maybe not.)

Tanuki

(14,957 posts)
40. Yes, he sure did say that!
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 02:24 PM
Mar 2017
http://www.sportsgrid.com/as-seen-on-tv/media/donald-trump-i-was-the-best-baseball-player-in-new-york/

...."I was always the best athlete. Something that nobody knew about me. …I was the best baseball player in New York when I was young. … But I also knew that it was very limited, because in those days you couldn’t even make a lot of money playing baseball. … Everybody wanted me to be a baseball player. But I was good in other sports too. I was good in wresting, I was very good at football. I was always the best at sports.”


 

smirkymonkey

(63,221 posts)
75. Oh, god! He's so pathetic!
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 03:56 PM
Mar 2017

I don't think I have ever seen or heard of such a narcissistic asshole in my life! I wonder if he really believes all the shit he spews out of his mouth.

onenote

(43,242 posts)
38. I for one am happy as hell he's not going to do so.
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 02:22 PM
Mar 2017

I'm going to the game and I don't know anyone who wants him to show up. As for his talent, he did play baseball in his youth, although there are plenty of examples of even experienced athletes bombing on their "first pitch" attempts.

peggysue2

(10,948 posts)
42. Afraid
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 02:28 PM
Mar 2017

The Donald fears being humiliated. Might not get that pitch over the plate. Or worse. His tiny hands can't handle a baseball. Hahahaha.

Epic Fail for the Trumpster. He can't even handle the ceremonial part of the job.

Tommy_Carcetti

(43,265 posts)
48. Gee, I wonder why.
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 02:41 PM
Mar 2017

Oh yeah, that's right.

36% approval rating and falling quickly.

That's perfectly fine with me. I don't want Trump bespoiling my favorite sport. He's ruined enough already.

 

janterry

(4,429 posts)
53. unlike golf
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 02:48 PM
Mar 2017

where he can cheat and think no one sees him,
the pitch would be recorded forever. He wouldn't want to be caught on tape lobbing a pitch a few inches from his feet.

elleng

(132,217 posts)
55. 'The White House declined the Washington Nationals offer
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 02:50 PM
Mar 2017

for Donald Trump to toss out first pitch on Opening Day ahead of Monday’s game against the Florida Marlins at Nationals Park. There was a report Trump was "in talks" with the Nationals about continuing the tradition, according to Politico Tuesday morning.

The Nats appeared to be Trump’s only option among Mid-Atlantic MLB teams after John Angelos, son of Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos said on a Baltimore-based podcast he’d rather not see the Commander in Chief atop the mound at Camden Yards:'>>>

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2017/03/28/donald-trump-first-pitch-washington-nationals/99722148/

Sorry 'we' invited him!

captain queeg

(10,617 posts)
56. Does anyone have that pic that got posted this weekend of him shitting his pants at the golf course?
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 02:50 PM
Mar 2017

When he went golfing there was a thread about it, someone posted a tweet showing his fat ass in those baggy white pants, and there was a long brown smear down his crack. Maybe it was photo shopped (maybe not) but it sure looked genuine and titled something like Trump shat his pants...I wish I had copied it. Anyone have it?

nolabear

(42,062 posts)
57. He does nothing that isn't orchestrated and in which he's carefully protected.
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 02:50 PM
Mar 2017

Man of the people my fat fanny. He hasn't been "among the people" since, well, ever. He has controlled every encounter with press, with the tiny segment of the useful public he'll allow in his presence, and with the few he'll filter things through to organize his lies and broken promises. Baseball? Sure. When hell makes ice cubes.

eleny

(46,166 posts)
60. Maybe he's got a ribbon cutting at a new KFC
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 02:52 PM
Mar 2017

Or he just doesn't want to risk the humiliation of being booed by the crowd.

Baseball is my hubby's favorite. He'll be delighted that Trump won't be there.

GWC58

(2,678 posts)
61. Trump was told by Orioles officials
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 02:53 PM
Mar 2017

he wouldn't be invited to throw out the first pitch for the 2 APR 2017 home opener versus the Toronto Blue Jays. Peter Angelos is a Democrat. When Dubya was in office he (Bush) refused to come to Baltimore due to the owner being a Democrat.

DetlefK

(16,423 posts)
62. The simple truth: He cannot throw a pitch because he's 70yo and his only sport is Golf.
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 02:55 PM
Mar 2017

He would have thrown a half-assed fart that wouldn't have made it to the base.

ExciteBike66

(2,461 posts)
64. Lol, I agree with you, except...
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 02:59 PM
Mar 2017

I think the reason is more likely that he would be booed heavily, and his image would suffer, rather than being too lazy...

Also, his hands might not fit around the ball!

BlueStater

(7,596 posts)
70. My guess is that he can't throw a baseball worth a shit.
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 03:50 PM
Mar 2017

He was "apparently" a talented baseball player when he was young (I put "apparently" in quotation marks because I question every single positive thing that has ever been written about this fraud) but that was a loooooooooonnnnnggggg time ago. He doesn't want people to see how pathetically out of shape he is now.

 

DefenseLawyer

(11,101 posts)
71. Google "Disco Demolition Night"
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 03:54 PM
Mar 2017

And I think you'll have your answer. The only difference is that Disco was more popular at the time than Trump is now.

erpowers

(9,350 posts)
83. If You Were Him
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 04:29 PM
Mar 2017

If you were him would you throw out the first pitch? I doubt he has the strength or athleticism to get the ball to home plate. I think that would be one of the worst first pitches ever. Trump could never take the embarrassment of throwing a bad pitch.

klook

(12,198 posts)
87. Is Alec Baldwin available?
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 04:34 PM
Mar 2017

Even better, Eleanor Holmes Norton, DC's Congressional rep. I'd love to see Trump upstaged by a Black woman!

Beacool

(30,260 posts)
98. More than laziness, it's cowardice.
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 05:01 PM
Mar 2017

Trump's fragile ego can't abide criticism. He knows that he would be booed by thousands and that the images would be on every TV screen and the internet.


MiniMe

(21,737 posts)
100. I bet that tRump can't throw the ball the 60 feet to home plate!
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 05:49 PM
Mar 2017

He can't afford to have any more failures

RealityChik

(382 posts)
101. Actually, Orioles already said they don't WANT Trump to throw the first pitch...
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 05:49 PM
Mar 2017

Actually, this was not Trump's call to make...he'd already been rejected.

This is another Trump propaganda lie to cover rejection when someone dishes him consequences for his bad behavior! Back in February, Orioles VP already stated they don't want Trump throwing first pitch, at least not until he apologizes for all the offensive comments he's made about women, minorities, etc. And we all know the likelihood of that happening. Trump has probably never apologized to anyone for anything in his entire life. My father was a pathological narcissist so I have first-hand experience in that regard, altho my dad was an angel compared to Trump.

http://money.cnn.com/2017/02/24/news/trump-orioles-john-angelos/

http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2017/02/24/orioles-vp-john-angelos-says-he-doesnt-want-trump-throwing-first-pitch/

NastyRiffraff

(12,448 posts)
104. Top Ten Reasons Why Dump won't throw the first pitch:
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 06:03 PM
Mar 2017

10. Gesture would implicitly condone actions of Cuban players who helped Ted Cruz's dad shoot President Kennedy in the head

9. Hands too small, can't grab ball
8. Unclear where ball should be grabbed anyway given that it doesn't have a [redacted]

7. Players are too old and too male to make for good locker-room sleazeball creeping

6. Upset that Obama beat out Mike Trout for ISIS MVP award despite worse advanced stats

5. Disappointed when someone told him there are no Trump University alums playing in the game because Trump University didn't have a baseball team and was, in fact, a high-pressure sales scam rather than a real institution of higher learning

4. Presence of actual, complete, non-imaginary wall in outfield makes him jealous

3. Can't sleep because he keeps seeing this on the inside of his eyelids every time he tries to get even a moment's peace. By God, her visage haunts his very dreams

2. Would probably be booed mercilessly given that he has an extremely low approval rating and would be appearing in a city in which he only got four percent of the vote anyway

1. Still upset about 1947 integration of the major leagues

via Slate

Personally, I'm glad he won't be stinking up Nats Park.

tallahasseedem

(6,716 posts)
107. Considering he was a good baseball player in HS...
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 06:05 PM
Mar 2017

you know this is an ego thing. He knows he'd get his ass booed right out of the stadium.

DemocratSinceBirth

(99,729 posts)
110. From a friend
Wed Mar 29, 2017, 01:15 PM
Mar 2017

"I beg to differ ... Trump is refusing because he knows he'd make 50 Cent look like Satchel Paige."


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