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President Biden Won’t Throw Out MLB’s Opening Day First Pitch At Mets-Nationals Game

President Joe Biden will not take part in Major League Baseball’s Opening Day on Thursday by throwing out the first pitch in the New York Mets-Washington Nationals game at Nationals Park. Biden will not follow in the footsteps of Dr. Anthony Fauci, who was asked by the Nats to throw out the first pitch of the season last year when Washington hosted the New York Yankees. Fauci took the field and threw out the first pitch of the shortened 60-game regular season. The Washington Post’s Chelsea Janes reports on the decision for Biden not to take part in Thursday’s pre-game activities. “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,'” Janes said. The Nationals have yet to announce whether they have found a replacement for Biden, or whether they are simply going to find someone local to open the season for them. Opening Day highlights for the #Nats don't list who is throwing out the first pitch, but the team has already said […]



Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."