House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), according to Dan Steinberg of The Post, has been tapped to throw out the ceremonial first pitch ahead of Nationals-Cubs Game 1 at Nationals Park.
In June, Scalise — along with several others, U.S. Capitol Police officers included — was severely wounded in an Alexandria shooting while practicing for the annual Congressional Baseball Game. Scalise has since recovered from his injuries.
Capitol Police officer David Bailey, who stepped into the line of fire during the shooting, is also slated to participate in the opening ceremony.
For last year’s postseason, the club invited former Nationals players Adam LaRoche — and his son, Drake — and Livan Hernandez to throw out the ceremonial first pitches for Games 1 and 2 of their division series against the Dodgers.
Friday’s Game 1 — which you can hear on Nationals’ flagship 106.7 The Fan (FM) — is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.