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The results are in: President Obama apparently did not clear the plate in his ceremonial first pitch at the MLB All-Star game in St. Louis Tuesday night. The ball fell just short of the 60-foot threshold, according to a reporter on the scene.

It was the Cardinals' own first baseman, Albert Pujols-- the very man who helped the Commander-in-Chief warm up beforehand-- who saved the ball from bouncing on the ground. But the experience was likely hardly considered sub-par for the president, an ardent baseball fan. After all, he got advice from the likes of the legendary Willie Mays, who spoke with reporters on Air Force One, en route to the game. And he looked pretty happy with the result. Take a look.