Why won’t Joe Biden throw 1st pitch at Nationals MLB Opening Day? ‘He'd get lost on way to mound’, says Internet

'It's not on the President's schedule this week but I certainly expect that baseball fans will be hearing from him in next couple of days,' Jen Psaki said as Biden, unexpectedly like Trump, chose to shun the tradition dating to the time of William Howard Taft


                            Why won’t Joe Biden throw 1st pitch at Nationals MLB Opening Day? ‘He'd get lost on way to mound’, says Internet
Joe Biden won't throw out the first pitch for the Washington Nationals this year on Opening Day (Getty Images)

President Joe Biden has unexpectedly followed the footsteps of former President Donald Trump as, like him, he too won’t be tossing out the first pitch at Opening Day on Thursday, April 1, for the Washington Nationals. In 2019 as well as last year Trump broke the tradition that has been followed since the time of William Howard Taft. The Republican had his own reasons, but why Biden is ditching the event is not known yet.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Tuesday, March 30, “I know the President's eager to get out to Nationals' stadium. Many beautiful days, many beautiful baseball games ahead this spring. It's not on the President's schedule this week but I certainly expect that baseball fans will be hearing from him in next couple of days.” She did not elaborate much on this. Also, the Democrat’s public schedule did not suggest that he is going to be busy with something else on Thursday evening. The only event that was mentioned on Biden’s public schedule for the day was his lunch with Vice President Kamala Harris.

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In 2019, Trump reportedly blamed a bulletproof vest for him not throwing the first pitch. He said, “I don't know. They gotta dress me up in a lot of heavy armor. I'll look too heavy. I don't like that.” Then a year later in 2020, he said he won’t be visiting Yankee Stadium due to his "strong focus" on the Covid-19.

Donald Trump pumps his fist as he departs on the South Lawn of the White House, on December 12, 2020 in Washington, DC (Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Chelsea Janes, National baseball reporter for the Washington Post, tweeted, “President Biden will not be throwing out the first pitch at Opening Day at Nationals Park Thursday. When asked, Nats confirmed he will not throw out the first pitch, but a spokeswoman said ‘We look forward to welcoming President Biden to Nationals Park in the future.’” Several people online came up with their explanation of why Biden is not throwing out the first pitch.

Manager Dave Martinez #4 of the Washington Nationals makes a pitching change during the fourth inning of the Spring Training game against the New York Mets at The Ballpark of The Palm Beaches on March 13, 2021 in West Palm Beach, Florida (Getty Images)


 

One user commented, “Dude he can barely read a teleprompter without losing his train of thought and forgetting that he’s president. Do you really think he can throw a pitch out at opening day.” A second user wrote, “It's for the best, he'd probably get lost on the way to the mound, then call Max Scherzer a dog faced pony soldier.” “@joebiden can barely walk. Do you really think he can throw a baseball?” remarked a third user while referring to his repeated tumbling on Air Force One's stairs on March 19. Biden was boarding the 747 presidential aircraft at Joint Base Andrews for his trip to Atlanta when fell at the stairs of Air Force One three times.



 



 



 

“#BidenBorderCrisis #Biden BIDEN PROBABLY THINKS A BASEBALL IS A SNOWBALL! BIDEN HAS DEMENTIA! HE'S UNFIT AND HARRIS IS A COMMUNIST!” a person tweeted. Another noted, “Given his state of dementia, they cannot be sure he won't throw the pitch into the crowd instead.” “Biden’s handlers would never allow him to throw out the first pitch. Too much risk. They’ll have Biden in the stands and the Nats will announce the president is there. Also, probably won’t be a night game - for obvious reasons,” a third added.



 



 



 

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