- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 23, 2019

Apparently former president Barack Obama is pro-bat flip. 

Obama visited the Nationals Youth Academy on Wednesday, throwing a football and playing softball with kids. In a video posted on Twitter, Obama lightly flipped his bat after a hit during a softball game. 

He also gave some words of encouragement.

“I see what you guys are doing,” Obama said. “I think everybody here, if you guys work hard, work hard in school, listen to your coaches, you guys are going to do great things. All right, I’ll be on the lookout for ya because I think you’re going to do something important. You guys are going to make a real difference. We’re going to be really proud of you.”

The Nationals’ Youth Academy hosts out-of-school activities, such as playing baseball, for children between the ages of 8 and 13 who live in Wards 7 and 8 of Washington.

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