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The Natural: This Photo Of Little Barack Obama Swinging A Baseball Bat Will Make Your Day


Could there be anything more American, or adorable, than this? SI Vault scores again with this snapshot from the 1960s, in which a young Barry Obama takes a few cuts with a baseball bat while wearing a University of Hawaii t-shirt. Next week: 4-year-old Donald Trump, with a combover, swinging a golf club.


  • Bon

    “Could there be anything more American, or adorable, than this?”
    Lol that’s a good one. Did you just put Obama and American in the same sentence haha? Doesn’t take long to think of things more American than Obama.

  • Mike Lupps

    Great another sport we are supposed to assume Barry is good at because he is half black.

  • Anonymous

    Lol what a lame partisan hack you are. I hate George W, and if you showed me a pic of child bush holding a bat I would agree with all the words here just the same.

    gtfo dumbass

  • Anonymous

    Haha wow yes just look at that KID, I’m sure he’s just domination in that little body.

    Straight to the MLB!

    SportsGrid comments are full of redmeat idiots. Glad you still give the site hits though, moron.

  • Ted Tidwell

    The “Natural”? Have you guys seen him shoot a basketball, or throw out a baseball lately. We were all cute kids once BFD. I couldn’t care less about this guys family photo album, or how the media has to be the nostalgic proud uncle.

  • Anonymous

    Aw poor Ted is mad that people want to look at OUR President in a nice way instead of bashing him. :(

    Here have a cookie, it says “Don’t Tread on Me” on it!

  • Ted Tidwell

    Obama porn?

  • Anonymous

    Epic one Teddy!

    Did you finish your cookie already?

  • Ted Tidwell

    I just find it funny the fascination that you guys have with the iconography. Whoopty doo…our President was a child once. Style always trumps substance.

  • Anonymous

    Or is it just because you hate Obama so much?

  • Ted Tidwell

    I don’t hate Obama, for the record hating doesn’t equate to not falling at his feet in adulation (or saying he was the most adorable, cutest, red blooded American, toddler ever)…and if you are asserting that this is a sports story because a “journalist” dug through 1/2 million photos to find it in order to inform us that Obama once played wiffle ball as a 4 year old, and here’s proof (SI vault has 500K photos hard to believe this was the most fascinating one related to a relevant sports story) then you are not a sports fan.

  • Anonymous

    It’s not a story bro.

    It’s one picture.

    Please try harder. The format of this site allows them do post a picture like this and then go in depth on the last playoff game in the next post. If you don’t like it, move on to something that doesn’t get you in a Ted Tidwell tizzy fit.

    Learn 2 internet.

    You said you “couldn’t care less” about the photo yet felt the need to comment. Did you get rejected as a SportsGrid writer or something? Sounds like that or it’s just your Obama hate making you feel the need to comment.

  • Ted Tidwell

    its a picture, that has obviously made your day, scyophant

  • Anonymous

    Hahaha are you going to be okay Ted?

    Is the Obama rage building up inside of you?


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