OAKLAND, Calif. – We have all seen the tradition of presidents throwing out the ceremonial first pitch for the start of the MLB season for years now.
Former President Barack Obama took part in these duties when he tossed out the first pitch during the season opener for the Washington Nationals during his first term in office.
Although Obama has been open about his love for the Chicago White Sox, the former president has acknowledged that he did not become a White Sox fan until he moved to Chicago.
As he once explained on air during a Nationals game, he was actually a fan of the Oakland Athletics while he was growing up in Hawaii. As such he should be this year’s choice to heave it across home plate at the A’s home opener.
In all honesty, we could use Obama back on the mound since our current president so graciously declined to do so.