The president paid a surprise visit to Washington's Friendship Park, where a handful of teams were already in full swing.
Obama shook hands with the players and posed for photos with each team. He even tried his hand at pitching.
Shocked parents reached for their smartphones to snap a quick photo, but not all of their kids were as impressed. Some held back, unsure of who Obama was, until their parents led them back onto the infield.
"Some held back, unsure of who Obama was..."
are you sure about that? Why would a kid that age appreciate an old dude marching onto their field and girlie-throwing the baseball?
"until their parents led them back onto the infield."
because, seriously, who needs an IRS audit?
I was reminded of that feel-good coming-of-age film from 1993 title The Sandlot. This remake, however, makes me feel not-so-good. Like maybe a little bile on the buds.
Smalls: I was gonna put the ball back.
Squints: But it was signed by Barack Obama!
Smalls: Yeah, you keep telling me that! Who is she?
Ham Porter: WHAT? WHAT?
Kenny: The sultan of shank!
Bertram: The king of economy crash!
Timmy: The colossus of debt!
Tommy: The colossus of choom!
All: BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA! Mmm Mmm Mmm!
Ham Porter: THE GREAT OBAMBI!
Tommy: THE GREAT MOMSJEANSO!
Smalls: Oh my god! You mean that's the same guy?