Orioles VP John Angelos Says He Doesn’t Want Trump Throwing First Pitch

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Executive Vice President of the Orioles John Angelos said on the B-more Opinionated Podcast this week that President Donald Trump would need to apologize for some of the statements he’s made before he’d be OK with him throwing out the first pitch at a game.

For the last 100 years, presidents have been invited to throw out first pitches on major league baseball Opening Days.

Since there wasn’t a baseball team based in D.C. for many years, there were a few instances in which presidents threw out the first pitch in Baltimore — George H. W. Bush in 1992 and Bill Clinton in 1993 and 1996.

But in 2017, Angelos has this to say about the tradition:

“I know the administration has taken on some criticism for it’s controversial positions concerning things that are considered to be problematic from a race, ethnicity, religious, gender, disability community…people in those communities have been spoken about very negatively by a candidate, now the President.


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