WASHINGTON--President Obama, a diehard White Sox fan, wore a Nationals windbreaker when he walked out on the field on Monday, to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the home opener. When he put on a White Sox cap, the crowd booed.
Obama threw the pitch--he deemed it a "little high and outside" and motorcaded back to the White House, making the trip from Nationals Park--about a mile south of the Capitol-- in a remarkable seven minutes.
FASHION NOTE: Obama wore khaki pants to the Nationals mound; he wore jeans--criticized as nerdy and frumpy--when he tossed out the first pitch at the All Stars game last year, wearing a White Sox jacket.
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by Sam Youngman
White House correspondent
"A little high and outside" -- POTUS
POTUS, dressed in khakis and a Nats windbreaker, emerged from the Nats dugout a
few minutes after 1. From on the field, sounded like a good mix of boos and
applause. He shook hands with a group of wounded warriors (names coming).
POTUS drew a healthy round of boos when he donned a White Sox hat when he took
the mound. It should be noted that before 44 came out, the park showed on on
montage of former presidents throwing out first pitch. While Grover Cleveland
got a pass from the crowd, 43 drew audible contempt from the crowd (it is DC and
POTUS wound up before delivering his pitch to Nats favorite Ryan Zimmerman. With
all due respect to POTUS, his pitch was more than just a little high and outside
though he did clear the plate.
After the pitch, potus came over to some school kids near the pool where he said
his pitch was "a little high and outside."
Spotted in the crowd: DC Mayor Adrien Fenty, George Will and Miss America
Caressa Cameron -- a former Nat Packer.
Pool is holding outside the stadium, clad in Nats caps and eating hotdogs.