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These Little Leaguers Don’t Know Who Barack Obama Is

President Barack Obama Visits a Little Leage Baseball Game in Washington, D.C.
U.S. President Barack Obama throws out the first pitch at a little league baseball game at Friendship Park May 19, 2014 in Washington, DC. Kevin Dietsch-Pool / Getty Images

The commander-in-chief dropped by a game at DC's Friendship Park, and the players were not impressed

On Monday evening, President Obama decided to stop by D.C.’s Friendship Park to surprise some Little Leaguers who were warming up for their game.

Many of the young ball players weren’t exactly impressed, though, mostly because they apparently didn’t know who he was. Allow us to repeat that: the President of the United States of America just dropped by to say hey, and they didn’t know who he was.

While parents reached for their phones to snap pictures, many of the children held back, skeptical about this strange man who they apparently had never seen before, the Associated Press reports.

Daddy, let’s just play,” one boy said to his father, apparently annoyed by all the fuss.

One valiant young player eventually agreed to high-five this strange mystery man:

President Barack Obama Visits a Little Leage Baseball Game in Washington, D.C.
Kevin Dietsch-Pool / Getty Images

In 60 years, these kids will tell their grandchildren about this day and they’ll totally pretend they knew exactly who this man was.

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