The Washington Nationals are making their pitch to President-elect Joe Biden. The Nats have invited Biden to toss out the ceremonial first ball next season on Opening Day. Washington is scheduled to host the New York Mets at Nationals Park on April 1.
“We’re excited to continue the long-standing tradition of sitting Presidents throwing out the first pitch at the home of the national pastime in our nation’s capital,” the team posted on Twitter this weekend.
Biden last threw out a first ball as vice president in 2009 when the Baltimore Orioles hosted the New York Yankees on Opening Day at Camden Yards. The right-hander threw a high fastball that brought O’s catcher Chad Moeller out of his crouch.
Every sitting president except Trump has thrown out the first pitch in years when DC had a major league team. Earlier this year Trump claimed that the Yankees had invited him to throw out the first pitch. The Yankees had no idea what he was he talking about.