Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi threw out the first pitch Tuesday before the Washington Nationals’ annual Night Out game celebrating the LGBTQ+ community — and the crowd went mild.
The California Democrat, who said she is a season-ticket holder for both the San Francisco Giants and San Francisco 49ers and a regular attendee at Golden State Warriors games, said she had never thrown out a first pitch before a game.
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“I don’t even watch TV except for sports and so I know better than for a politician to go in front of a sports crowd —- who came for that, right?” Pelosi said. “But this tonight, (for) the LGBTQ, that was a whole different purpose, so I was very honored to do that and take whatever came my way.”
The lackluster crowd barely reacted. Take a look —
Nancy Pelosi throwing out the first pitch on Pride Night drew an absolutely raucous crowd to the Nats game tonight
You can feel the electricity in the air.
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) June 7, 2023
The 83-year-old then walked tossed the pitch that Screech, the Nationals’ bald eagle mascot, caught in front of the plate.
The Associated Press contributed to this article