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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

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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