MSNBC's Ali Velshi claims to be a "baseball fan," but he did not sound like one during a discussion Monday about President Donald Trump's ongoing controversy with Gold Star families.
"As a baseball fan, I keep on coming back to the fact this is what you call an unforced error," Velshi said of Trump's dispute with a military widow over his phone call with her. "The president didn't need to go down this road to start with."
Velshi should have said as a "tennis fan," seeing as an "unforced error" is a term for when a tennis player makes a mistake to lose a point that is entirely the player's fault and not the result of a good shot by the opponent.
Like another progressive who does not appear to know baseball too well, Velshi would likely admit in retrospect this was not a slam dunk. In fact, it was a fumble and he deserves time in the penalty box.