It's an opening day tradition unlike any other: making fun of the president for his horrible ceremonial first pitch.

After committing the jersey faux pas of mixing a White Sox cap with a Nationals jacket, Obama sailed it, and only a 6'2" catcher saved him the ignominy of a wild pitch.

A little high. A little high and outside," a grinning Obama said after his high, arching throw to Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman.

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He said he was "a little disappointed" with his pitch and criticized his own form when the broadcasters replayed it.

"This is heartbreaking right here. Released it a little high, a little early," Obama jokingly lamented as the announcers replayed his throw.

Still, he's a lefty who can reach the plate. There's got to be work for him in someone's bullpen.

Obama "high and outside" with baseball first pitch [Reuters]