Back in November, the Washington Nationals invited President Joe Biden to throw out the first pitch on Opening Day 2021. On Tuesday, the team received an answer from President Biden.
It turns out that President Biden will not throw out the first pitch at Nationals Park this Thursday.
The Nationals are hosting the New York Mets for their first series of the 2021 season. Even though President Biden will not be throwing out the first pitch this week, there’s a chance that he’ll do so in the future.
“We look forward to welcoming President Biden to Nationals Park in the future,” a Nationals spokeswoman said.
President Biden will not be throwing out the first pitch at Opening Day at Nationals Park Thursday. When asked, Nats confirmed he will not throw out the first pitch, but a spokeswoman said “We look forward to welcoming President Biden to Nationals Park in the future.”
— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) March 30, 2021
This is unfortunate since the first pitch has become such a great tradition in the MLB, but hopefully President Biden will be on the mound at a later date this season.
Last season, Dr. Anthony Fauci threw out the first pitch for the Nationals. It wasn’t a great throw from Dr. Fauci, but he was able to joke around about it after the game.
“When I saw [the catcher] was so far away, I said I better try to throw a bullet,” Fauci said. “And that was a mistake.”
Thursday’s game between the Mets and Nationals will start at 7:09 p.m. ET.
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