If you want to find a good parallel to the verbal miscues of the U.S. President, you may want to look at Mayor Thomas "Mumbles" Menino of Boston. He slays the names of the hometown team players.
Now for the second time in a week, President Obama has caused brouhaha over his infamous misspeaking.
While at Symphony Hall in Boston at a hoity-toity fundraiser, Mr. Obama alluded to the Chicago White Sox being grateful that Boston gave them Kevin Youkilis in a trade robbery.
This time Mr. Obama went South yet again. In Miami at a fundraiser, he praised the LeBron-led basketball team.
Now we understand that basketball is the President's preferred sport-and one on which he must have some acumen.
He congratulated the city of Miami on their "Heats." For those who need a refresher: the term "Heat" is both singular and plural, like the word "moose."
If Barack the sports guy had swung and missed in Boston on the baseball metaphors, he had just tossed up a couple of bricks from the free throw line in Florida.
Of course, apologists for the President noted that he was referring to the weather. As everyone knows, you are always safe if you talk about the weather conditions because it is so uncontroversial.
Obama was noting how hot the city is at this time of year. But, as we all know, if you turn up the "heats" on a politician, he is usually at a Congressional hearing.
Longtime "Heats" star Alonso Mourning was present at the rally and almost immediately forgave the Commander-in-Chief for his lack of command. As he always did in playing days, Mourning stayed cool.
We wonder what sport Mr. Obama will tackle. After all, the election is a fall classic.