Barack Obama visits Nationals Youth Academy

May 23, 2019

Apparently former president Barack Obama is pro-bat flip.

Obama visited the Nationals Youth Academy on Wednesday, throwing a football and playing softball with kids. In a video posted on Twitter, Obama lightly flipped his bat after a hit during a softball game.

He also gave some words of encouragement.

“I see what you guys are doing,” Obama said. “I think everybody here, if you guys work hard, work hard in school, listen to your coaches, you guys are going to do great things. All right, I’ll be on the lookout for ya because I think you’re going to do something important. You guys are going to make a real difference. We’re going to be really proud of you.”

EVEN OBAMA IS BATFLIPING NOW pic.twitter.com/cj9aC6m6qB Cespedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) May 23, 2019

Yesterday, President @BarackObama visited #NatsAcademy to play games with our students shop the farmer’s market. The Academy uses baseball after-school enrichment to foster character development, academic achievement, and improved health among underserved youth in D.C. pic.twitter.com/vGPanAiYFW Nats Youth Academy (@NatsAcademy) May 23, 2019

The Nationals’ Youth Academy hosts out-of-school activities, such as playing baseball, for childrenbetween the ages of 8 and 13who live in Wards 7 and 8 of Washington.

Great to get out there and take a few cuts at the plate yesterdayI had a blast with all these extraordinary young people. Thanks for letting me drop in and thanks to the Nationals Youth Academy for the outstanding work you do to support youth in DC. https://t.co/GKRMd8kZxm Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 23, 2019

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