Things already looked piss poor for Gov. Charlie Crist. The most recent poll had him down 12 points, and some speculated that Marco Rubio had the Senate race locked up.
But Crist had political gold awaiting. The Tampa Bay Rays had invited the light-footed governor to throw out the first pitch in game two last night of the Major League Baseball playoffs. While Rubio and Democratic candidate Kendrick Meek were off kissing babies or whatnot, Crist would have a national stage. And hell, the guy’s a former college quarterback, so what could go wrong with a 60-foot toss?
The Tanned One took the mound, standing just in front of the rubber. There would
be no throwing from the grass for Crist. He picked up his left knee ever so slightly and reared back.