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Obama will wear Nationals jacket for first pitch

President Obama will walk to the mound at 12:55 p.m. today wearing a red Washington Nationals jacket to throw out the first pitch of the 2010 baseball season. The jacket, which has Obama's name on one shoulder and the Presidential seal on the other, is hanging in an otherwise unused empy locker close to the entrace of the Nationals clubhouse.

Nationals players can definitely sense Obama's presence. Secret Security members stood in the clubhouse. Untying his spikes after batting practice, closer Matt Capps looked up and asked a teammate, "What time do we need to get ready for the president to be here?"

By Adam Kilgore  |  April 5, 2010; 11:38 AM ET
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If we were the Internationals, our nickname could be the Internats.

Posted by: poncedeleroy | April 5, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

No, the internatinals.

Posted by: periculum | April 5, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: lgm6986 | April 5, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Prob just a brain fart, but I think you mean Secret Service instead of Secret Security.

Posted by: futbolclif | April 5, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Nice touch, pulling out the White Sox hat!

Posted by: apa67 | April 5, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Any truth to the rumor that Obama was working on his "first ball" pitch during the off-season with Daniel Cabrera...?

Posted by: gilbertbp | April 5, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Not true; he would have plunked someone if he had.

Posted by: lgm6986 | April 5, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

yeah so he put on a nats jacket, worse first pitch I've ever seen and he should have left that sox hat wherever he got it from....most disgusting thing I've experienced on a opening day in a long time....even W had the sense to wear a nat's cap when he threw a horrible first pitch

Posted by: mkingsr | April 5, 2010 5:04 PM | Report abuse

W didn't wear a cap either time he threw the first pitch.

Posted by: TBCTBC | April 5, 2010 8:26 PM | Report abuse

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