Baseball season is officially underway, and rounding out a fantastic opening weekend of baseball was the obligatory protest against President Donald Trump.
Earlier this week, President Trump decided to break from tradition and failed to throw out the opening pitch anywhere in the country to start the season.
The Nationals invited the President to throw the pitch; he declined.
Maybe he knew to expect this.
The large sign was unfurled by protesters from the group which identifies itself as Americans Take Action. The banner measured 27 feet by 21 feet.
Most importantly, though Giancarlo appeared comfortable at the plate, doubling home a run and providing promise that he might deliver on his MVP caliber talent. As is the norm with Stanton at the beginning of a new season, injury concerns exists, but if he is able to stay on the field, he might be able to will the Marlins to a wild-card berth.
The game was originally targeted because Trump was expected to throw the pitch. Despite word that he would not be in attendance breaking beforehand, the group still felt like they made their point. In a statement following the protest, the group said it believes Donald Trump will be impeached within the next six months.
That seems optimistic, even with the turmoil that continues to bubble.