On his way to a Democratic fundraiser Monday, President Obama stopped to pitch a baseball at a little league game. In doing so, he managed to anger commuters caught in the traffic snarl, and became an object of ridicule to the youngsters.
Lesley Clark, White House correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers, reported that the president made “an unscheduled side trip to visit and chat” with the players gathered at Washington, D.C.’s Friendship Park. This occurred during evening rush hour — just before 6 p.m., according to Business Insider.
“It’s a great day for baseball,” Obama said. But it turned out to be a terrible time for drivers trying to make their way home.
“Trip to the ball fields was uneventful, but for commuters backed up along DC streets and the Key Bridge,” reported Clark. The drivers were not amused. One tweeted:
UMM BARRY, YOU CAN’T BE COMING DOWN K STREET WITH YOUR ENTIRE MOTORCADE AT 5:19 PM CAUSING ALL THIS TRAFFIC!
— Wamps (@wamps27) May 19, 2014
But if D.C. motorists weren’t thrilled by the presidential detour, the little leaguers were delighted. Not so much to see the president — but rather to see him attempt to throw a baseball. And Yahoo News was there to snap the photo.
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) May 19, 2014
Once it got out there, there was no stopping the snickers, and the Twitchy Team managed to record it all.
@YahooNews Hey you people comparing Obamas throwing ability to that of a girl, stop making fun of girls
— Andrews Dad (@Andrew_Dad) May 19, 2014
— JavaJoe (@JavaJoeX) May 19, 2014
— Sandy (@RightGlockMom) May 19, 2014
Even actor Adam Baldwin got into the action, and provided a little sound effect appropriate to the photo:
— Adam Baldwin (@AdamBaldwin) May 19, 2014
Finally, one Twitter user couldn’t help but compare presidential pitching styles:
— Eric Sowder (@NERDHERDGUY4824) May 19, 2014
Check out more hilarity at Twitchy.