The New York Yankees were apparently unaware that Donald Trump had scheduled himself to throw out the first pitch at an August 15 game so it took them by surprise when he canceled it via Twitter this week. White House staff had no idea either.
Trump had apparently made the call after becoming jealous after Dr. Anthony Fauci threw out the first pitch at the Washington Nationals/NY Yankees opener.
The NYT reports: “Mr. Trump had been so annoyed by Dr. Fauci’s turn in the limelight, an official familiar with his reaction said, that he had directed his aides to call Yankees officials and make good on a longtime standing offer from Mr. Levine to throw out an opening pitch. No date was ever finalized.