This is a pretty disappointing picture for most of us.
Although it's great to see the troops out there like that, this picture symbolizes the fracture of a century-long tradition. That tradition is having the President throw out the first pitch of Major League Baseball's Opening Day.
President Taft did it in 1910.
Obama did it in 2010.
But the current President unfortunately had "other plans."
Perhaps the one he threw in Boston back in 2006 was enough for him to ruin a beloved tradition like this.