Get a load of this shit:
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) November 8, 2020
This tradition dates back to 1910, with William Taft. The president goes to the Washington ballpark and throws out the first pitch, because the White House is down the street and blah blah. It’s something they do in the swamp, even though the baseball team doesn’t have a lot of fans. Most of the “fans” are just slimy lobbyists or other such political operatives who were given free tickets.
Thing is, Joe Biden is a Phillies fan, so he should flat out reject this ridiculous offer or throw the pitch while wearing a Phillies hat.
Joe’s wife, Jill Biden, was born in Hammonton but grew up in Willow Grove, so she’s a lifelong Phillies fan. That was referenced in this recent exchange when the president-elect went on Jimmy Kimmel’s show:
…to show support for his favorite team, Jimmy Kimmel wore a Mets hat on his show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Thursday night. Kimmel also spoke with guest Joe Biden, the former vice president of the United States and current frontrunner to win the Democratic presidential nomination. Biden poked fun at Kimmel’s Mets hat and brought out a hat of his own.
Kimmel teased Biden about the Phillies hat, as his Mets are a division rival.
“This is not the way to win voters, Mr. Vice President,” Kimmel said.
“But it’s the way to be able to sleep with my wife,” Biden responded. “She’s a Philly girl. If I weren’t into the Phillies, I’d be out of luck, man.”
Correct answer! Your wife is always right, so it’s best to follow the path of least resistance towards a happy marriage.
Also check this out:
Ok, the @JoeBiden folks tweeted out this jaw-droppingly prophetic photo earlier. I dug a little. This was taken before one of the Congressional Baseball Games he played CF in, in the '70s. Each player got his home area team uni and the Phils uniform they gave him bore NUMBER 46. pic.twitter.com/0sIkvQxns7
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) November 7, 2020
Joe Biden is a Phillies fan. His wife is a Phillies fan.
Therefore, the president-elect should do the right thing, and reject the Washington Nationals’ invitation to throw out the first pitch. He should politely tell them to fuck off.