Calling balls and strikes on Joe Biden

Even the president's fans should be relieved that fact-checkers -- the umpires of politics -- had some gripes about his first primetime address.

Maybe it was the snap of late-winter warmth Upstate last week that brought to mind baseball, and the story of three umpires arguing about how they made calls.

“I calls ’em as I sees ’em,” one umpire said.

“I calls ’em as they are,” said the second.

“They ain’t nothin’ till I calls ’em,” the third umpire concluded.

No matter: When the calls go against the ho…

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