Orioles VP doesn’t want President Trump to throw ceremonial 1st pitch

Posted: 27/02/2017 in MLB, Sports
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1024px-baltimore_orioles-svgThe Baltimore Orioles open the regular season at Camden Yards on April 3 against the Toronto Blue Jays, and if the team’s vice president John Angelos has his way, it won’t include a first pitch from President Donald Trump.

Speaking earlier in the week on the “B-more Opinionated” podcast, Angelos said Trump would need to apologize before being invited to perform the ceremony at Camden Yards.

I know the administration has taken on some criticism for its 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.

My personal opinion, I think it’s incumbent upon any individual who leads a country to step away from those type of statements, to apologize for those statements and turn the page and then to move forward in embracing their community. Until that happens, it wouldn’t be my preference to have the president come throw a pitch.

Everybody wants to see whoever is in the office of the president do extremely well. The first step to doing extremely well, is for this person who is in the office, to retract all these outrageous things that have been said and simply apologize. You don’t say those things about women, you don’t say those things about different ethnic groups … and if you do say them, you need to be big enough to apologize.

(Transcript courtesy: CBS Baltimore)

The Orioles are celebrating their ballpark’s 25th anniversary in 2017. Back in 1992 before the club played the first-ever game at Camden Yards, President George H.W. Bush thew out the first pitch.

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