Obama takes an unexpected detour — to a Little League game


President Obama poses with Little League baseball players and their coach at Friendship Park in Washington May 19, 2014. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas 

President Obama took an unexpected side trip on his way to a fundraiser Monday night -- he stopped at a Little League game. 

Obama popped by Friendship Park in Northwest Washington and chatted with four co-ed Little League teams warming up before their games.

President Obama threw out the first pitch at a Little League game in Northwest Washington on Monday night. He surprised the young players on his way to a fundraiser. (Reuters)

 

Obama was dressed in more of a Presidential than baseball uniform -- dress pants, white shirt and tie -- but he still played a bit of ball.

He grabbed a baseball and lobbed it to home plate, where Danny Ringel, 10, caught it.

"You saved me from grounding," Obama said.

He then posed for photos with the very excited players.

"I don't want to break up the game," Obama said. "Let's get a picture quick."

After yet another round of photos, Obama implored the players to "get back to drills" ahead of their games.

But the kids might have trouble concentrating.

"Omg, it's a dream come true," one player said of Obama's visit to another.

Obama then headed to a fundraiser in Maryland, where tickets ranged from $10,000 to $32,000 per couple. That could buy a whole lot of goodies at a concession stand.

Katie Zezima covers the White House for Post Politics and The Fix.

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