(Photo by Reuters. Hopefully Mr. President loses the Chi-Sox jacket April 5th at Nationals Park.)
"Across the country, Opening Day is a celebration of the return of hometown baseball and the glorious days of spring. It's a time of renewed hope and optimism for fans everywhere. [Except in Washington D.C.]"
(Ted Lerner, via Nats Insider, 3/29/2010)
"I am proud that President Obama will continue the long presidential tradition of throwing out the first pitch of Opening Day in Washington, D.C."
(Bud Selig, via Nationals.com, 3/29/2010)
Mr. President, you are now forgiven for the 2009 snub.
Meanwhile...earlier this morning, Jim Riggleman confirmed the first four names in the Nationals starting rotation as Lannan, Marquis, Stammen, and Livo:
"We're waiting to figure (the fifth starter out). The names are as we mentioned earlier (this morning): Mock, Martin, Olsen."
(Jim Riggleman, via Ben Goessling/MASNSports.com, 3/29/2010)
Sources say The Prez has a better fastball than lefty Scott Olsen, and could be in the mix.