Other vice presidents who have thrown the first pitch in Washington were Thomas Marshall in and again in , Charles Dawes in , John Garner in , Henry Wallace in and and Richard Nixon in Fans at the game booed the vice president, although the White House pool report of the event said some cheers could be heard. Humphrey did the honors in and Many fans were late to their seats because security lines at metal detectors -- installed for the president's visit -- were still 20 deep when the game began. Security agents ringed the top edge of the open-air stadium. Cheney didn't bring the home team much luck, as the Nationals managed just three hits in a loss to the Mets.
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Actually, those articles confirm most of what I claimed — that the Secret Service is following up on the investigation, and are likely to charge him, and that he was brought in for questioning because of his sign, not because of his behavior. He managed to pitch and win two more games. It seems to be a bit of a more credible threat when you are in the same city or standing outside an event where the President will be. Facing the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field , Koufax struck out 13 while pitching his first complete game in almost two years. So that provided an additional challenge, since most people simply attempt the pitch and nothing else.
Cheney became the eighth sitting vice president to open a home season by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch for a Washington team. There was plenty of pomp before the Nationals played the New York Mets to start their second season at home. Many fans were late to their seats because security lines at metal detectors -- installed for the president's visit -- were still 20 deep when the game began. Security agents ringed the top edge of the open-air stadium. Humphrey did the honors in and Cheney wore a red-and-blue Nationals jacket that seemed bulky, perhaps filled out by a bulletproof vest.