05
Jul
11

first pitch, first lady

First Lady Michelle Obama watches as Marcus Wilson Jr. throws out the first pitch prior to the Washington Nationals’ game against the Chicago Cubs at Nationals Park in Washington, July 5. The First Lady, who was joined by children of active duty military, attended the game to honor Military families.

First Lady Michelle Obama shakes hands with Washington Nationals’ second baseman Danny Espinosa

Washington Post: Michelle Obama has taken part in a ceremony honoring children of military families at the Washington Nationals’ game against the Chicago Cubs.

The first lady was warmly welcomed by the crowd as she walked to the mound with nine children from military families of the various armed forces before Tuesday’s game.

She clapped as one of the children made the ceremonial first pitch to Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa. Espinosa received a hug from Mrs. Obama, and then she posed for photos with the children near the pitcher’s mound.


20 Responses to “first pitch, first lady”


  1. 1 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    July 5, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    IF THEY LET THE FIRST LADY TOSS IT WITH HER BICEPS…YOU WOULDN’T FIND THE BALL FOR 3 DAYS AND CERTAINLY NOT IN THE SAME NEIGHBORHOOD! EAT YOUR WHEATIES MR. PRESIDENT!…:)

  2. 5 hopefruit2
    July 5, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Thanks FLOTUS! You’re the best.

  3. July 5, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Next up on fox news- how Barack Obama is to blame for the Casey Anthony verdict-
    our panel- glen beck, Shawn hannity, rush Limbaugh and bill oreily. Lol!

  4. 9 Doris
    July 5, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Wow, great pics Chips! The President’s First Lady.

  5. July 5, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    What a lovely young gentleman that child is- in the last two photos.. and it goes without saying, but shall say it anyway: FLOTUS!! She was meant for this job.

  6. 14 GGail
    July 5, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    When FLOTUS makes a commitment, she does one heck of a job following through. I’m proud to have such a woman as my First Lady.

  7. July 5, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Miche is wonderful! 🙂 Espinosa better watch it though 😉

    • 16 utaustinliberal
      July 5, 2011 at 8:58 pm

      Hahaha.

      Mrs.O looks amazing. I am so glad that she not only talks the talk, but she walks the walk. She and Dr. Jill Biden have taken their Joining Forces initiative to heart and have fully embraced our military and their families. They fight tooth and nail for them everyday and show us what compassionate, intelligent, sophisticated yet down to earth LEADERS they are. Bless them. 🙂

  8. 17 gc
    July 5, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    I love her. I love her shoes too 🙂

  9. July 5, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    These are kids who’s parents are in the military. How nice of the First Lady to take them to meet the players and for them to throw out the first pitch of the game. We have a wonderful First Lady, and I think I will write her and thank her for all she does for everyone.To let her know how much we appreciate her, because I surely do. She is a wonderful, great, fantastic, fabulous First Lady. Simply the Best.


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