The opinion section of the Wall Street Journal, bastion of virile American traditionalism, wanted a metaphor for how thoroughly President Obama had been humiliated by the Supreme Court's limitation on recess appointments. You know what is really humiliating? When there's a sports contest and one sports-person fails to sport at all. Behold the feeble Mr. Obama, trying to throw the base-ball for points, only to have the justices unanimously refuse to hit him any points. "Obama pitches a shutout"! What a bad ball-pitcher he is!
Some future sportsy headlines for the Journal to consider:
Obama Scores Below Par
Obama Bowls a Turkey
Obama Hits Nothing but Net
Obama, Ninety-Nine Yards From His Own End Zone