Ari Fleischer — President George W. Bush’s press secretary — was recognized even though he was in a baseball uniform at the West Street Grill in Litchfield, Conn.
The center fielder for the Ridgefield Rockers — who had just beaten the Torrington Dragons in the over-40, wooden-bats-only league — was asked where his teammates were.
“Hell, they’re drinking beer in the parking lot — but I wanted a good dinner.”
Fleischer later offered a scouting report on himself over the phone: “I excel on the bench and can jog slowly onto the field.”
The former press secretary’s old boss was also into baseball — W. is a onetime owner of the Texas Rangers.
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