White Home Press Secretary Jen Psaki will throw the opening pitch Sunday for a recreation between the Washington Nationals and the San Diego Padres.
The announcement got here Friday afternoon forward of the DC group’s “William & Mary Day” that honors the press secretary’s Virginia alma mater.
“On Sunday, July 18 towards the San Diego Padres, the Nationals will host William & Mary Day,” the group stated in a press launch. “Ceremonial First Pitch can be thrown by White Home Press Secretary Jen Psaki, a graduate of William & Mary.“
Press secretaries hardly ever obtain the glory of throwing opening pitches, that are best-remembered for going to presidents and different senior officers.
Final 12 months, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the federal government’s prime infectious illness professional, embarrassed himself by badly lacking house plate at Nationals Park. He then violated his personal COVID-19 recommendation by watching the sport with no masks whereas sitting sandwiched between two different individuals in a principally empty stadium.
President Biden, 78, has not but thrown a gap pitch whereas in workplace.
Former President Trump left workplace with out throwing a gap pitch. Final 12 months, Trump canceled his plan to throw a gap pitch at Yankee Stadium. He had introduced the plan forward of Fauci’s opening pitch and scrapped the concept after it went awry.
Psaki graduated in 2000 from William and Mary, the nation’s second-oldest school, positioned in Williamsburg, Va.
Different alums of the varsity embrace Thomas Jefferson, comic Jon Stewart and former FBI Director James Comey.
The Nationals stated that it’s honoring close by colleges on devoted days this 12 months.
“All through the season, the Nationals will have a good time native schools with a restricted version co-branded Screech, bobblehead that performs the varsity’s battle tune, out there with buy of a particular ticket, pregame belongings, and themed content material across the ballpark,” the group stated in its press launch.