(CNN) - A presidential tradition that dates 100 years will continue Monday: President Obama will throw out the first pitch before the Washington Nationals take on the Philadelphia Phillies.
John Odell, curator of history and research at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, said President William Howard Taft was the first to throw an Opening Day pitch in Washington in 1910.
"Washington has been the historic place for presidential first pitches," he said.
As much I detest this president, I hope people have more class than the far left wing did in booing bush. remember you are cheering the "presidency" not the president.
Obama is the worst president in a century.
those sitting in the far left dug out of Obama take cover, as his past shows us.
"There's the pitch, and it's a hard slider to the left, in the dirt!"
This was already posted this week, go out and work to find some real news, Obama still will throw like a girl.
During the four hour game which the president will initiate, the ball will be in play for about ten minutes. You could watch an entire season of all baseball games in a day if you cut out the parts where the pitcher is scratching himself, the umpire is dusting the plate, and the camera is focused on a cat running across the field (the most exciting event in the history of baseball).
Go ahead Mr. Prez throw the ball 'like a girl' AND wear the grandma jeans we don't care!
You've worked hard, very hard for us Americans. You deserve to relax. You're fit and lean and permanently tanned! Go have a good time!
I wish the Washington Nationals would pitch Obama!
That's a lame pitch...just like all his others.
Obama throws like the sissy he is.............
The Nationals are doomed to lose this game; just like Obamessiah predicting Kansas to go the distance and US to get the Olympics, if he is involved they are jinxed!
Bet he throws it in the dirt.
Cue some conservative with a joke about Obama being a "lefty" as the picture clearly shows.
Go ahead, you know you want to do it!
Just in! Media declares Obama the best pitcher ever!
Still throws like a wacked out loony lib Dem...
He throws like a girl............
tired of this guy
I bet your a very good ball player mr presidident go get them
i hope his ego doesn't blow him off the pitching mound.
Don't ask why he throws like a girl !
Let's hope he's booed outta there.
Amazing that nobody has an opinion about this goofball, but if it was Sarah Palin, you dumbocrats would be commenting non-stop. Pigs.
Everything that Obama does - ESPECIALLY when it was something that Bush did - is considered historic and monumental. Why is this?
For a guy who campaigned as the anti-Bush, this bum sure does a lot of the same things and demands a lot more of the credit and public awe.
I'm all for supporting the President and he has my vote . But seriously he throws like a girl... and I don't mean a butch lesbian softball player girl, I mean a pink beret and pig tail girl......