Air Force Sec. Deborah Lee James last night threw out the first pitch at the Washington Nationals’ doubleheader against the New York Mets.
The Nationals hosted James, Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh, and several airmen as part of their Air Force Appreciation Night. Judging by this photo of the catch, James seemed pretty on-target — perhaps a bit low and outside, but she served up a much better pitch than 50 Cent’s infamously bad throw earlier this year.
James also posted this photo of her warming up beforehand. And Gen. Welsh’s wife Betty tweeted some photos of the Welshes at the game, including a great one of them with Screech, the Nationals’ bald eagle mascot.
The Air Force’s official chorus, the Singing Sergeants, also sang the National Anthem before the game, and Tech Sgt. Aaron Paige sang “God Bless America” during the seventh inning stretch.
The Nationals split the doubleheader, first falling to the Mets 7-4 before shutting them out 3-0.