President Obama likened the newly signed Farm Bill to Major League Baseball’s rising star Mike Trout during his speech in East Lansing, Michigan Friday, seemingly forgetting he was in the territory of Detroit Tigers legend and two-time reigning MVP Miguel Cabrera.
“Despite its name, the Farm Bill is not just about helping farmers. [Agriculture] Secretary Vilsack calls it a jobs bill, an innovation bill, an infrastructure bill, a research bill, a conservation bill,” Obama said. “It is like a Swiss army knife. It is like Mike Trout – for those of you who know baseball – somebody who’s got a lot of tools and multitasks.”
Apparently the President can’t count himself among those who “know baseball”, or else he surely would have remembered that it was Los Angeles Angels then-rookie Trout who challenged Detroit star Cabrera for the Most Valuable Player honors during Cabrera’s record-setting Triple Crown win in 2012. The President may as well have held up Alex Rodriguez as a model professional to a crowd of Red Sox fans.