Is This The Pittsburgh Pirates' Next Great Arm?Rick Chandler12/16/08 10:30amFiled to: Shoe throwingMuntadhar al-ZaidiPittsburgh PiratesDon KingBoxingMlb39EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkSo Muntadhar al-Zaidi is the toast of the Middle East (non-Iraqi government division) for hurling his loafers at a certain outgoing U.S. President on Sunday. All hail the shoe martyr! Ahyyyyyy! But he's popular here in the U.S. as well.AdvertisementAl-Zaidi's precision and velocity were so impressive — and actual physical results so benign — that his brazen act has inspired a new wave of American shoe comedy. On the forefront is the always hilarious Don King, who is praising Bush's reflexes after noting that the 43rd President successfully ducked both shoes. Supposedly King made the comment to TMZ, comparing Bush to a boxer. OK.Then Bugs & Cranks gets in on the fun, parodying the Pittsburgh Pirates' recent signing of Indian pitchers Rinku and Dinesh.