Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Are You Saying Boo-Urns?

I've been a long-suffering Braves fan for decades now, but I think I've just found my second-favorite team:
WASHINGTON - Greeted with loud boos and some cheers, Vice President Dick Cheney threw out the ceremonial first pitch Tuesday at the Washington Nationals’ home opener.

He stood directly in front of the mound and released a ball that hit the dirt in front of home plate. Nationals catcher Brian Schneider scooped it up.

Cheney wore a red-and-blue Nationals jacket that seemed bulky, perhaps filled out by a bulletproof vest. Security agents ringed the top edge of the outdoor stadium.

7 comments:

sideshow bob said...

I was saying Boo-urns...

sideshow bob said...

p.s. I am kicking myself for not coming up with this.

I mean, it was right there, just waiting for me...

...sigh...

Otto Man said...

There's a reason I raced to get the post online, Bob. You have a sickness.

Thrillhous said...

I love the Boo-urns thing.

As someone said on another blog (Think progress?), at least Cheney didn't hit someone in the face.

And that wasn't a bulletproof vest Cheney was wearing. The lining of his jacket was jammed full of signed Nats gear.

Norbizness said...

How long is Francoeur going to hit his weight... I mean, Kate Moss' weight?

Mr Furious said...

Go to YouTube and watch the video. there are a couple different feeds. Watch the AP feed, and then the FOX feed.

On FOX, they have no audio for his intro, just a blabbering studio host. There are snippets of crowd noise between his comments (you can just imagine his earpiece, with the producer screaming, "Keep talking! They're booing him!"). He follows that up with "looked like a pretty good pitch. Over the plate. Maybe a little low." They cannot help themselves...

The catcher then makes a beeline for the dugout, pretty much completely blowing Cheney off. Seriously, the guy runs away like he's afraid there's about to be an assassination attempt.

Thrillhous said...

The catcher probably wanted to boil his hands in oil to get off the Cheney cooties.