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Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2012-08-06 00:22||
#2 Mebbe a 9-iron would've been preferable?
Posted by Pappy 2012-08-06 00:36||
#3 OK, I'll bite: on what particular planet does a baseball bat signify a "close relationship"?
Posted by SteveS 2012-08-06 00:56||
#4 This must be more of that "Smart Diplomacy" I keep hearing about.
Posted by DarthVader 2012-08-06 01:27||
#5 The President was pictured in the Oval office speaking to Recep Tayyip Erdogan about the escalating crisis in Syria. In one hand was the telephone and the other a bat signed by legendary ballplayer Hank Aaron.
Probably holding it as a reminder of Hammerin' Hank's great days tearing it up with the Istanbul WhoopDeDoo's in the old Negro Leagues.
Which makes as much sense as this story...
Posted by tu3031 2012-08-06 01:47||
#6 The President was pictured in the Oval office speaking to Recep Tayyip Erdogan about the escalating crisis in Syria. In one hand was the telephone and the other a bat signed by legendary ballplayer Hank Aaron.
I would get a stick if I had to be in the same room with Erdogan.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-08-06 02:11||
#7 Come on, its not like he was holding a bat being signed by Monika Lewinski.
Posted by BrerRabbit 2012-08-06 03:32||
#8 Prayer beads next time, we promise.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-08-06 03:49||
#9 A good lesson for our own lame stream media in making mole hills out of dust motes.
Posted by Bobby 2012-08-06 05:55||
#10 should've had a picture of him texting on his blackberry or playing a DS...now, that would've been funny.
Posted by Broadhead6 2012-08-06 08:42||
#11 I'm outraged as well, it should never happen to let someone with a 45 foot fastball hold such a legandary signage.
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-08-06 09:01||
#12 I'm sure the photo shoot started with someone pointing out, "Uh, sir, I think the other end of the football bat goes on the floor..."
Posted by M. Murcek 2012-08-06 09:14||
#13 Maybe he was told he was getting a call from a turkey?
Posted by Lionel Noodleman3013 2012-08-06 11:15||
#14 Or a moment of narcisstic paranoia insecurity upon finding out his Sectret Service Detail was in jail again.
Posted by Bugs Thinerong4262 2012-08-06 11:34||
#15 Erdogan is angling for an iPod with Obama's speeches.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2012-08-06 12:22||
#16 If Obummer had the bat and his feet on the our desk with his soles pointed towards the camera, would there be exploding turbans, rioting, and seething in the streets of cities in Turkey and other parts of the muslim world?
Posted by JohnQC 2012-08-06 15:16||