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Someone put up an “Impeach Trump” sign at Nats park yesterday

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Last week we heard that the Washington Nationals had reached out to the president to see if he would throw out the first pitch on Opening Day at Nats Park. Trump declined, likely because he was concerned that his pitch would be so tremendously impressive — the BEST pitch — that it would’ve embarrassed Stephen Strasburg and would’ve made him sad. SAD!

While we missed out on that, we did get a Trump reference at the ballgame yesterday. Or at least after the ballgame. That’s when some fans unfurled a big “Impeach Trump” sign:

The sign was confiscated by security because it violated stadium policy. I’m not sure which policy, but it was either the one prohibiting political signage on the premises or the one prohibiting signs that state painfully obvious imperatives. For example, they’d probably take away an “Extend Harper” or a “Please Trade for a Reliever” sign too.

Oh well, C-minus effort, protestors. Next time do it during the game so the broadcast booth can uncomfortably avoid commenting on it and fans can get into nasty “stick to sports” arguments while ignoring that their tax dollars were used to build the very structure in which they are sitting.

Padres to place Franchy Cordero on DL, activate Hunter Renfroe

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Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the Padres will place outfielder Franchy Cordero on the 10-day disabled list and activate outfielder Hunter Renfroe from the DL on Monday.

Cordero, 23, has been slumping, batting .140 with four extra-base hits in 47 plate appearances dating back to May 11. The Padres noticed that the forearm issue has been affecting his swing in recent games. Manager Andy Green said, “It was something where he could swing a certain way to manage it. But swinging that way was not him.”

Renfroe, 26, has been out since mid-April due to inflammation in his right elbow. He hit .200/.281/.440 in 57 PA prior to landing on the disabled list. Renfroe played in 10 rehab games with Triple-A El Paso.