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President gets ball to plate on the fly

Updated: July 15, 2009, 8:43 AM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

ST. LOUIS -- Based on his age and his pitching performance, President Barack Obama probably does not have a future in Major League Baseball when he leaves office. Then again, he is left-handed and nearly the same age as Jamie Moyer, so you never know.

"I think he throws harder than Mark Buehrle does, so he's doing all right,'' Minnesota closer Joe Nathan said. "We cracked on Buehrle for that. When he threw the pitch we looked over at Mark and said, 'He throws harder than you do.'"

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