St. Louis is my home and, frankly, I'd rather this particular president stay as far away as possible. But, you know what, we need to rise above partisanship, whether Democrats do or not. When the president comes to town to do his ceremonial duties, everyone in town should respect the office . . . if not the man who holds it.
So, welcome Mr. President. Throw your pitch and then don't let the Arch hit you in the backside on the way out of town.
(By the way, 2004 was the last time a president threw out the first pitch in St. Louis. George W. Bush came to town and the Cardinals won the N.L. pennant that year. Will Obama's appearance bring the same [or better] karma? Stay tuned.)