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July 16, 2010

Michelle Obama coming to Camden Yards

First Lady Michelle Obama will appear at Camden Yards with members of the Orioles next week to promote her campaign to combat childhood obesity, the White House announced Friday.

Orioles Adam Jones, Matt Wieters, Will Ohman, Lou Montanez and Corey Patterson and visiting Tampa Bay Rays Carl Crawford, David Price, James Shields, B.J. Upton will be joined by officials from Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association for the announcement Tuesday of a joint initiative between Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign and Major League Baseball.

Obama started Let’s Move! with the goal of “solving the challenge of childhood obesity” within a generation so the children of today will reach adulthood at a healthy weight. President Barack Obama has created a Task Force on Childhood Obesity to review programs and policies relating to child nutrition and physical activity and to develop a national action plan.

After a press conference Tuesday morning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the players will conduct a baseball clinic on the field for 50 young players from the local Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) leagues and Boys & Girls Clubs.

Obama is scheduled to throw out the first pitch before the O’s-Rays game that night. The Orioles are encouraging fans to arrive earlier than normal due to heightened security measures.

Posted by Matthew Hay Brown at 4:01 PM | | Comments (16)


I'm sorry to say this but Michelle Obama appears to be overweight.

so because you think she's overweight, are you then implying she shouldn't advocate against childhood obesity?

Michelle Obama? Can she hit? Maybe she should be sent to Norfolk. I'm not sure she's ready...

Good luck, Mrs. Obama. Unfortunately, you are fighting a losing battle.

Ever see what kids are served in their own school cafeterias? It ain't pretty.

Are you insane? Like any good liberal she seems to be a big hypocrite in this area.

does this woman look overweight to you?

people are not all built the same way. an ideal, or healthy, weight is not the same for everyone. For her height and build, she seems to look pretty healthy, and, if i may say, quite good.

Eli likes his women anorexic. He wants their bodies to look just like little boys.

If she has not already, I hope Mrs. Obama will visit the Great Kids Farm in Catonsville.

Obama and O'Malley two peas in a pod. O-O sounds like a mistake to me.

She goes to a ballpark to advocate healthy eating? Does she not know how unhealthy Aramark food is? Why not show up at a Board of Ed. meeting instead?

This first couple is the most disingenuous I have ever seen. Leading stories on CNN where Obama wants to play one on one with Lebron James instead of hunkering down in the Gulf. Michelle taking a six hour lunch trip from Paris to London at a cost to the taxpayers of $250K in the middle of a recession.

Change? How's that working for ya?

Racism is not dead...and here is proof right here on this thread.

How is this racism Ray Barcia? Looks like only 2 of yhe 9 players mentioned are caucasian. Perhaps that's racism.

If MO wants to fight childhood obesity she needs to look at the slop served in public schools. Maybe she can curb teen drinking too....our Guv and wifey cant speak to that area too well.

I'm so glad that the First Lady will be visiting Baltimore. Childhood obesity is a big problem and her leadership to fight it is welcome.

Racism??? We're discussing overweight people !! Why in the world would be racism entered into this discussion???

definitely it is true that major brands always give out free samples on health products get yours from tell your friends also

Michelle gorges herself with lobster and gourmet meals. She has a permanent pastry chief on staff at the White House, but she decrees that the rest of us eat lettuce and apple slices. The thought of Michelle Obama in a thong, can make one wretch and vomit ... but, Sarah Palin in a bikini = HOT !!!

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