Thursday, April 05, 2007

Mrs. Mallory, Can Mark Come Out and Play Catch?

No, he's got too much homework from city council.

That, we'd guess, is the answer that the charming and friendly Fanny Mallory would give if SWNID were to knock on our esteemed neighbors' door and ask this question.

With last night's appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, during which Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory again managed to throw a baseball hopelessly awry before getting a weak toss approximately on trajectory when given a Mulligan by the show's affable host, the Mayor of Our Fair City proved that it's been a long time since he had any leisure time to play catch. The way he handles the glove and ball indicates that he surely played the game as a boy, but it's clear that the only things he's thrown recently are wadded-up memos from Leslie Ghiz, tossed into the wastebasket.

Still, it's nice to see Mr. Mallory on national TV in his signature white, French-cuffed shirts and gray, worsted-wool slacks, the same clothes he wears to rake leaves in his front yard.


cookie said...

Where was the bodyguard?

Jon A. Alfred E. Michael J. Wile E. SWNID said...

The question is so interesting that we'll break our rule about not commenting on anyone's comments except JB in CA's.

We don't get all the fuss about the mayor's body guard. We see him come and go all the time, and we never, ever see the body guard. If people think that the mayor's body guard is drawing a lot of overtime following him everywhere, they are sorely mistaken.

A fellow student in a class of Daughter of SWNID wondered aloud if the mayor gets a motorcade everywhere he goes. D/SWNID gently offered that he just drives his own car like any regular person.

4xd said...

Instead of a bodyguard, I highly recommend that the mayor invest in a pitching coach. Yikes! That pitching exhibition might cost him more West Side votes than if he had said that he doesn't think Pete Rose belongs in the Hall.

Jim Shoes said...

Mallory said that he had taken tips from UC's pitching coach. That sounds like Mallory slandering the UC baseball program to me!