President Bush was booed yesterday at the Washington Nationals season opener as he threw out the ceremonial first pitch. See the video below.
When President Bush was announced to the crowd at the new Nationals Park in Washington D.C., he was met with loud boos from the stands as he made his way to the mound. The President threw the first pitch (which was a high fastball) out to Nationals manager Manny Acta, and again, more boos than cheers. Bush stayed at the game until the fifth inning, leaving at around 9:45 PM.
The first pitch dates back to 1910, when William Howard Taft threw the first pitch from his seat in the stands.
President Bush spoke with the Atlanta Braves’ team before the game, and gave him a team jersey that they wanted him to wear when he threw out the first pitch. Bush laughed and said:
Uh, no thanks, guys. Might as well put on a sign that says “Boo me.”
Hmm, quite ironic, eh?
See the video of President Bush getting booed at the Washington Nationals Season Opener.