Well now. There will be a Game 5 in the 2019 World Series, thanks to the Houston Astros winning the third game Friday night in Washington, D.C., against the Nationals
Do you know what that means? It means that Donald J. Trump will get to attend Game 5 as he had already announced he would do.
He won’t take the mound to toss out the first pitch, a la President George W. Bush, who in 2001 famously fired a strike at Yankee Stadium. Nor will he toss the pitch from the stands, as many presidents have done dating back nearly to the founding of the Grand Old Game.
It is reported he will arrive after the game starts and will leave before the final out; the president’s intent is to avoid too much disruption for the security.
I am left to wonder, which I’ll do right here: Will the public address announcer reveal the president’s attendance at the game? If that occurs, what then do you suppose will be the fans’ reaction to hearing that Donald Trump is among them?
It is well-known how divided this country has been for years preceding the presidency of Donald Trump, whose rhetoric only has widened that divide.
We might have gotten a hint of that divide when Washington Nationals owner Mark Lerner has said that the president “has every right” to attend a World Series game.
Doesn’t that go, um, without saying?