‘President Barack Obama winds up for the first pitch 2’
courtesy of ‘sportsreference’
President Obama will be throwing the ceremonial first pitch at the Nationals home opener against the defending National League Champion and division rival Philadelphia Phillies Monday, April 5 for the 1:05 day game.
Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig announced that this is the 100th anniversary of Presidential participation when it comes to the historic First Pitch.
Politics aside, at least Obama’s had some practice with throwing out the first pitch. He didn’t bounce it at the 2009 All-Star game. He made it over the plate. Forget Health Care Reform and whichever side you choose on that front, at least we know the guy won’t embarrass D.C. in front of the flocks of Phillies fans who will be making the four hour-ish trip to town for Opening Day.
Individual tickets for opening day are no longer available, but 400 level seats in section 401 and 402 will be available for $5 starting at 10 a.m. on game day.
Hey, I’ll be among the flock legions of Phillies fans…and it’ll take me only 15 minutes to get to the park. ;)
Oh, it’s only a three-hourish trip from Philly, unless you run into traffic or take all back roads.
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current forecast for Monday is gorgeous – mid 70s – I’ll be there!