Obama's Opening-Day Pitch: High and Wide

President Obama threw out the first pitch at the Washington Nationals home opener this afternoon, missing the strike zone badly. At least the president didn't bounce it.

Obama got mostly cheers, but some boos could be heard, mixed in by the home crowd. Washington, DC is heavily Democratic, but Nationals home crowds can include a quotient from Virginia, where things are more purple.



In all, it was probably a better showing than the first time Obama threw out a first pitch as president, in St. Louis for the MLB All-Star game last year. More boos were heard in the bellwether Show Me State, which John McCain won by 1% in 2008. On top of that, Obama threw it low, but Albert Pujols scooped it up before it hit the ground.

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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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