VIDEO: President Obama compares Farm Bill to Mike Trout

  • David Whitlock

The Farm Bill is a lot of things.  Hopefully a boost to rural economy.  Maybe a jobs creator.  Perhaps a conservation bill.  Maybe it can win the Rookie of the Year and leap outfield fences in a single bound.  President Barack Obama seems to think the last scenario isn’t that far-fetched.  During a public appearance touting the new $986B Farm Bill, Mr. President name dropped the Los Angeles Angels centerfielder.  To which the crowd didn’t necessarily understand (via the Washington Free Beacon YouTube and C-Span.org):

Never mind the President was in Lansing, Michigan, perhaps Detroit Tigers territory among fans who might recognize Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera as a more household name (although a bit less athletic than Trout).  At least we can take heart that our President is knowledgeable on baseball and sometimes doesn’t just read the teleprompter (since I doubt that one was written in).

Mike Trout looks as All-American as a Farmer Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Mike Trout looks as All-American as a Farmer
Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

H/T Dayn Perry CBS Eye on Baseball

– David Whitlock

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late in the 2012 season and moved to Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. A statistics freak, David still keeps score the "old fashioned way" on occasion (and has kept manual score of World Series games since 1986 and retains the sheets). He was a featured guest weekly on the Phil Naessens Show. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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