[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/06/19/art.bosox0619.gi.jpg caption="The president rooted for the Chicago White Sox but also got to take in the Washington Nationals' newest pitcher, Stephen Strasburg, a 21-year-old with a wicked curveball."]
Washington (CNN) - President Obama was surrounded by hordes of hot dog-eating, beer-drinking, loudly-cheering fans on Friday - at a baseball game.
The president made a surprise trip to Nationals Park in Washington to watch the team battle his hometown Chicago White Sox. Daughters Sasha and Malia Obama accompanied the president, along with brother-in-law Konrad Ng.
Though it's unclear what treats the president will indulge in, he will be treated to something of a sports phenom: Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg.
The buzz over the pitcher has hit fever pitch as fans and baseball foes alike marvel at the 21-year-old Strasburg's ability to throw a baseball at 100+ miles-per-hour and confuse competitors with a wicked curveball.
The president's visit to Nationals park comes two days before Father's Day.