Donald Trump’s first-pitch announcement ‘surprised’ Yankees: Report

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As Dr. Anthony Fauci prepared to throw out the first pitch of MLB’s season, President Donald Trump broke some baseball news of his own.

Trump announced in the middle of a COVID-19 press briefing last Thursday that he had been invited to throw out the first pitch at a New York Yankees game. He would do so on Aug. 15, a date that saw the rival Boston Red Sox visiting Yankees Stadium.

It turns out that announcement was news to the Yankees, according to a New York Times report published Monday.

Report: Trump’s announcement ‘surprised’ Yankees

From Monday’s Times report:

“There was one problem: Mr. Trump had not actually been invited on that day by the Yankees, according to one person with knowledge of Mr. Trump’s schedule. His announcement surprised both Yankees officials and the White House staff.”

But Trump had told reporters that he got the invitation directly from Yankees president Randy Levine, a…

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