One of the cool things about DC is that it’s relatively easy to get the President of the United States to swing by and throw out the first pitch of your team’s baseball season. I happen to think it’s cool no matter what I think of the person occupying the office at the time.
And it’s one of the things that gives me a little case of DC-superiority; the Nationals will have President Obama throwing out their first pitch a week from today at their home opener. The Baltimore Orioles’ home opener today, and they’ll be settling for Vice President Biden. So the guy in this picture will go through just as much security today as I will next week, but he’ll see the person whose Constitutional role consists of little more than, “That Other Guy on the Ticket.” But it’s still a big deal- VP Biden will be the first sitting vice president to throw out a ceremonial first pitch (edited to add) at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. (Thanks for catching that one, mysterious anonymous commenter.)