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Presidential surprise

TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014

Put down the juice box and lace up your sneakers. President Barack Obama is pinch-hitting for Little League. He paid a surprise visit Monday to Washington’s Friendship Park, where a handful of teams were warming up for a game. Obama shook hands with the players and posed for photos with each team. “What’s going on people? How’s it going?” the president said. Sidling up to a young girl whose arm was in a sling, he asked: “Hey, what happened? Were you sliding?” Shocked parents reached for smartphones to snap a quick photo, but not all the kids were as impressed. Some held back, unsure of who Obama was, as their parents tried to lure them back onto the infield to join the president. “Daddy, let’s just play,” said one young boy, pulling his father by the hand. – AP

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