Washington, D.C. -- April 6, 2004
Speaking on condition of anonymity, several White House sources are rumored to have stated privately that President George W. Bush has decided not to run for re-election in 2004 after all.
Apparently, based upon his performance of throwing out the first pitch during the St. Louis Cardinals' season opener against the Milwaukee Brewers at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri on Monday (April 5, 2004), the President is said to have been overheard mentioning that he has decided to take up a baseball career as a pitcher.
Several of these same White House sources also shared their opinion that "the President must be dreaming."
For their part the St. Louis Cardinals organization have denied rumors of signing President Bush up as a pitcher.
In addition, they also said it was not true that they have decided to rename Busch Stadium to Bush Stadium in honor of George W. Bush.
Officials with the Cardinals organization were quoted as saying that while the President may have done fine in throwing out the first pitch of the 2004 season opener for their team, that there was nothing more to it than that.