President Trump to Attend World Series Game Five in DC
President Donald Trump has said that he will be attending Game Five of the World Series on Sunday in DC, if the series goes on that long.
The Washington Nationals are playing the Houston Astros and is the first time the DC team has made it to the World Series. They are on a killer winning streak, crushing the competition in the last eight games that they have played.
The World Series win will be handed to whoever wins four out of seven games, and with the Nationals having a 2-0 series lead, it is possible they can take home the trophy on Saturday — provided their streak continues. In that case, there would not be a game on Sunday.
When asked by reporters at the White House if he would be throwing the first pitch, Trump would not commit.
“I don‘t know. They got to dress me up in a lot of heavy armor — I’ll look too heavy,” the president said. He had reportedly previously declined an invitation to do so by the team.
Thirteen of Trump’s predecessors, including George W. Bush and Barack Obama, threw out the first pitch for the team on opening day, ESPN reports.
“Friday night’s contest will be the first World Series game in Washington since 1933, when D.C.‘s team at the time, the Senators, took on the New York Giants. President Franklin D. Roosevelt threw out the first pitch in Game 3. The Giants won the championship in five games,” Politico reports.