Washington Nationals invite President-elect Joe Biden to participate in Opening Day ceremonies.
It's been nearly a day since Joe Biden was named President-Elect of the United States and it appears his social calendar is already filling up. The Washington Nationals have invited the soon-to-be President to Nationals Park on April 1 to throw out the first pitch in their season opener against the New York Mets.
"We're excited to continue our long-standing tradition of sitting Presidents throwing out the first pitch at the home of our national pastime in our nation's capital," the team said on its social media accounts.
The last time Biden threw out a first pitch was in 2009 when the Baltimore Orioles hosted the New York Yankees. He threw a high fastball to O's catcher Chad Moeller.
The President-Elect was a little league shortstop, who moved to centerfield, and has spent much of his life around ballparks.
William Howard Taft began the tradition of sitting presidents throwing out the opening day first pitch in 1910. Ever since that date, every president, with the exception of Donald Trump has thrown out the first pitch when Washington had an MLB franchise.
Trump attended Game 5 of the 2019 World Series at Nationals Park and was booed out of the building when he was introduced.