Joe Buck Confident Obama Won't Pull An Artie Lange

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


As everyone knows by now, President Obama will be on hand to throw out the first pitch at the All Star Game tonight, and eventually make his way up to the Fox booth. USA Today talked with Joe Buck about what he plans to talk about, and here was the play-by-players response....

Joe Buck hopes the bottom of the second inning of Tuesday night's MLB All-Star Game drags on. That's when President Obama is expected to drop by the Fox TV booth for a half-inning cameo with Buck and analyst Tim McCarver.

And if the three outs happen fast? "Maybe he'd stick around for more," says Buck. "But I don't know if I'd put him on the spot without clearing it."

Buck says "the last thing I'd ever do" is go into politics between calling balls and strikes. Instead, Buck might ask the First Fan — in banter he hopes will be "light and fun" and "respectful" — who he rooted for while growing up in Hawaii, or ask for his favorite sports memories.

Buck last month debuted his HBO show, and comedian Artie Lange got out of control and essentially hijacked the program. Buck chuckled when asked if he's afraid of the president asserting such unchecked power: "I'm confident that won't happen."
Whew! I was worried about that for a second there. Personally, I'm more worried about our President pulling a "Mayor of Cincinnati", and bouncing his opening pitch on the way to the plate. Hopefully they'll let him have a few warmup throws beforehand.

Fox All-Star Game booth readies for visit from South Sider Obama (USA Today)

9 Comments:

I was kind of hoping that the pres would ask Joe if he frequents cocksucker dot com.

GMoney said...
Jul 14, 2009, 4:07:00 PM  

How are they going to get that teleprompter up in the booth?

LL said...
Jul 14, 2009, 6:14:00 PM  

No post on the god awful 'foxtail' thing on the balls last night AA? Thought you'd be all over that man!

Mike Georger said...
Jul 14, 2009, 6:22:00 PM  

Joe is going to have to change his panties after the interview.

Be prepared for the mother of all suck jobs from Joey.

I think they'll leave the teleprompter behind home plate.

hollywood wags said...
Jul 14, 2009, 7:41:00 PM  

Right on Mike Georger!!!

That thing was atrocious!!!

Half the time it didnt even follow the path of the ball!!!

rondoman said...
Jul 14, 2009, 7:43:00 PM  

Curious why Fox showed BHO from that angle. You couldn't even see if he pounced it to Pujols.

LL said...
Jul 14, 2009, 9:05:00 PM  

Yea someone consciously decided to save him the potential embarrassment of throwing a wild pitch. It was rather obvious and pretty silly if you ask me. So much for bucking that rumor that the press gives Obama special treatment.

Dennis said...
Jul 14, 2009, 10:40:00 PM  

Notice who was in the middle...Obama was the Lucky Pierre

Panda said...
Jul 15, 2009, 1:38:00 AM  
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