Trump Declines Invitation To Throw First Pitch On Opening Day For Washington Nationals

The Washington Nationals invited president Donald Trump to throw out the first pitch of their Opening Day game, but he has declined due to a "scheduling conflict," according to multiple reports.

Preside George W. Bush threw out the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day in 2008, while Barack Obama took part in the 100-year-old tradition in 2010.

Trump still has several years left in office and could participate in the tradition. However, he has been critical of the franchise on Twitter in the past, particularly about their decision to shut down Stephen Strasburg in 2012 due to an innings limit.

Strasburg is slated to start for the Nationals in that Opening Day game on April 3 against the Miami Marlins.

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