Adam Oates is back in town preparing for the start of Capitals development camp, which runs next week at KCI, but before the prospects hit the ice he’ll brave this heatwave for an appearance at Nationals Park.

The new Capitals’ coach, who already met Wizards Coach Randy Wittman, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch at Friday night’s game between the first-place Nationals and Colorado Rockies, which is scheduled to begin at 7:05 p.m.