Quote of the day

As much as I lacked confidence in my ability to communicate verbally, I always had confidence in my athletic ability. Sports were as natural to me as speaking was unnatural. And sports turned out to be my ticket to acceptance — and more. I wasn’t easily intimidated in a game, so even when I stuttered, I was always the kid who said, “Give me the ball.”

~Joe Biden

Vice President Joe Biden throws out the first pitch during opening day of the Baltimore Orioles game against the New York Yankees at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland on April 6, 2009. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/MLB Photos)