A few years ago, I was one of several people who threw the “first pitch” at a Saints game. Then-Senate-candidate Al Franken was one of the others (as was then-congressional-candidate Erik Paulsen). He brought an aide and warmed up on the sideline while mere mortals approached the mound cold. There are, as far as I know, no pictures of the moment but as I recall, I threw a strike, Franken threw something that might have been a strike.
Warming up doesn’t always help as President Obama showed today…
Obama claimed he warmed up with aides at the White House.
Some of Obama’s detractors are calling it the worst opening day toss ever.