The Washington Times - March 31, 2008, 12:39PM
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Joseph Curl, senior White House correspondent, The Washington Times
Pool report 2, 3-30-08\ \ Potus and motorcade arrived at Nationals Park about 7 p.m. He disappeared for more than an hour for clubhouse visits. \ \ \ After both the Braves and Nationals were introduced on the field (Nats’ starters came in from outfield), and after Denyce Graves sang the national anthem, the two teams cleared the field. Nationals manager Manny Acta, 3B Ryan Zimmerman and owner Ted Lerner came back on. Then Bush emerged from the Nationals’ dugout to throw the first pitch. He wore a red Nationals jacket and dark slacks.\ \ \ It seemed there were more cheers than boos, but not by much. He walked quickly to the mound and almost immediately, with a high delivery, threw a high fastball that would have been a ball to anyone other than Yao Ming. Acta rose to catch it, manager and president quickly shook hands and Bush was waving to the crowd as he walked back into the dugout. The crowd reaction after the pitch was decidedly mixed. Bush, back in the dugout, gave the ball to team President Stan Kasten and he went back up the tunnel. Bush smiled throughout, despite the boos. \ \ \ We’re told Potus is watching the game from the owner’s box and will do ESPN commentary in the third inning. It is now bottom of first and pool is watching from what appears to be a press conference room. \ \ \ Jason Embry\ Austin-American-Statesman