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Mother_Marjorie
Apr 12th, 2006, 01:39 AM
Cheers, boos as Cheney opens U.S. baseball game
Tue Apr 11, 2006 2:01 PM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A loud mixture of cheers and boos greeted Vice President Dick Cheney on Tuesday as he threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Washington Nationals baseball game.

Cheney, wearing a red Nationals warmup jacket, tossed a pitch that reached Nationals catcher Brian Schneider on one bounce.

The vice president, whose popularity is slumping along with that of President Bush, walked out on the field to cheering and booing from the near-sellout crowd. The boos appeared to be little louder than the cheers at RFK Memorial Stadium.

On the field with him were three U.S. servicemen, two of whom had been wounded in Iraq and a third who was injured in Afghanistan.

Cheney was the eighth vice president to throw out a first pitch for Washington's baseball team on opening day at home. He was the first since 1968 when Hubert Humphrey tossed the first pitch when the team was the Washington Senators.

Before the game, Cheney visited the locker rooms of both the Nationals and the visiting New York Mets. Nationals manager Frank Robinson, who was taking the field for his 51st pro baseball season, escorted Cheney and introduced him to the players.

Scotso
Apr 12th, 2006, 02:44 AM
On the field with him were three U.S. servicemen, two of whom had been wounded in Iraq and a third who was injured in Afghanistan.

He thought that would save him from being booed.

timafi
Apr 12th, 2006, 04:41 AM
He thought that would save him from being booed.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Helen Lawson
Apr 12th, 2006, 02:20 PM
I'm not wild about Cheney, but I would not boo him in public.

alfonsojose
Apr 12th, 2006, 02:45 PM
I'm not wild about Cheney, but I would not boo him in public.
It's not appropiate. You should shoot him and then say "oops, i thought it was a bird" :angel:

miffedmax
Apr 12th, 2006, 03:54 PM
It's not appropiate. You should shoot him and then say "oops, i thought it was a bird" :angel:

No! The bald-headed amoral cuckoo is an endangered species.

Scotso
Apr 12th, 2006, 04:45 PM
No! The bald-headed amoral cuckoo is an endangered species.

:lol:

timafi
Apr 12th, 2006, 04:46 PM
No! The bald-headed amoral cuckoo is an endangered species.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Paneru
Apr 12th, 2006, 04:57 PM
He thought that would save him from being booed.

You know it!