Michelle Obama part of first pitch ceremony, fans urged to arrive early

An important note if you’re coming to Nationals Park tonight: First lady Michelle Obama will take part in the pregame ceremony at tonight’s Nationals-Cubs game, which will necessitate enhanced security. The Nationals are urging fans to arrive one to two hours earlier than usual for the 7:05 p.m. start. Center field gates will open at 4:30, and all other gates will open at 5:30.

Obama is appearing to promote her Joining Forces initiative, which focuses on supporting military families.

Adam Kilgore covers national sports for the Washington Post. Previously he served as the Post's Washington Nationals beat writer from 2010 to 2014.

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