- The Washington Times - Monday, May 19, 2014

On his way to a Democratic party fundraiser on Monday night, President Obama stopped at Washington’s Friendship Park and tossed a baseball with Little Leaguers warming up for their evening games.

The president met with four Little League teams and posed for pictures with the youngsters.

“It’s a great day for baseball,” Mr. Obama said, after tossing a ball to a 10-year-old catcher behind home plate.

After a roughly 12-minute visit, the president departed.

“Back to drills. You got a game to play,” he said just before leaving.

Mr. Obama’s impromptu visit — which wasn’t part of president’s public schedule — comes three days before he’ll visit the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., to talk about the economy.

After leaving Friendship Park, Mr. Obama headed to a fundraiser in Potomac, Md., at the home of Dr. Jeffrey Drezner and his wife, Lora. The event will raise money for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Tickets ranged from $10,000 per person to $32,400 per couple.

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