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>>Baseball Season, Jim Bunning and Our President. (post from Joe Guarino)

Posted on: March 8, 2010

I took this entire post from my friend and blogger Joe Guarino  ( Joe Guarino ).  Joe is one of the best bloggers I have had the pleasure to read.  He is also one of the finest, kindest, most polite individuals anyone would want to know.  We both live in Greensboro, NC.  I seldom pass on Joe’s posts because he does mostly local politics whereas I do national and international politics, but  I recommend adding his site to your blog roll as his political views are conservative and being a doctor he has very informed views on the Health care issue.

Stormy  does not have a blog as far as I know, but  makes the  most informative  comments.  Also a pleasure to read.  BB

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Baseball Season, Jim Bunning and Our President

Did you know that Senator Jim Bunning had pitched what was the first perfect game in the National League in 86 years?

But it appears our president also has some acquaintance with our national pastime:

Obama at the Bat 4:51

Comments

Don Moore

Thanks for the video.

Posted by: Don Moore | March 07, 2010 at 07:15 PM

Stormy

Wonderful baseball video. Jim Bunning would approve.

Jim Bunning had an excellent career, playing in the majors 17 years, from 1955-1971. He won 224 games, and won double digit games in 13 different years. Bunning’s career fell a little short of making Hall of Fame, being just a few shorts shy of getting elected in 1988 and 1989. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1996 by vote of the Veteran’s Committee. #14 was a very good baseball player, who became the first pitcher to win 100 games and throw 1,000 strikeouts in both leagues. He also beaned more opposing hitters than nearly anyone in Major League Baseball history, so he never had any fear of going inside on and challenging hitters. As a Tiger in the late 50’s, he held the distinction of striking Ted Williams out more than any other pitcher, even though Jim Bunning was never blessed with great “stuff”.

Jim Bunning was always considered a better ball player than U.S. Senator, and was never considered to be particularly effective. However, it does appear that he made a pretty strong, timely principled stand on the floor of the U.S. Senate this time. It’s just telling that our elected officials have to wait until they are no longer running for re-election to make principled stands such as this. Maybe this makes a good case for term limits for elected officials. If they stay in Washington too long, they lose their soul, and they become more about getting re-elected than serving the people.

Posted by: Stormy | March 08, 2010 at 12:36 AM

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