Other political figures who have attended the 2019 World Series, according to The Washington Post, include Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Rep. Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y.MORE: Nationals owner on Trump visit: ‘He has every right to come’Donald Trump is at the World Series but won’t throw the first pitchTrump has thus far steered clear of major U.S. sporting events during his presidency while also voicing often-negative opinions on social media about athletes and coaches. Notably, he did not attend a Stanley Cup Final game in 2018 when the NHL’s Capitals won the championship.He has also been embroiled in controversies regarding title-winning teams, sometimes inviting squads to the White House for fast-food dinners and sometimes having his invites declined by clubs critical of his policies and rhetoric, particularly when it comes to racial issues.It is fitting, then, that Trump’s expected Game 5 appearance at Nationals Park comes with controversy. Trump said it was his choice to not throw the first pitch, and MLB commisioner Rob Manfred said the same. But the person who is throwing out the first pitch, Jose Andres, has been a vocal critic of Trump. In particular, Andres has lambasted Trump’s approach to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria, saying Trump “should be ashamed of himself.””We actually had a conversation with him about first pitches,” Manfred told reporters. “His view was that in order to make the fan experience as positive as possible, he would arrive at Game 5 sometime after the game began so it wouldn’t interfere with fans getting into the stadium. Quite frankly, we were very grateful for that. We thought it was a great decision on the president’s part.”Even with Andres throwing out the first pitch instead of Trump, the Nationals have not been overtly adversarial toward the president.”It’s a special event,” said Mark Lerner, the Nats’ managing principal owner, to the Post. “He should be at it.”Will Donald Trump be booed at the World Series?It remains to be seen whether the Nationals will give Trump airtime on the scoreboard, but if he is recognized inside the ballpark in any manner, a significant portion of the crowd will boo him.General political polarization is one factor. Even more relevant are Trump’s 41 percent approval rating nationwide, according to an Economist analysis, and D.C.’s liberal-leaning local electorate. In the 2016 election, Trump won just 4 percent of the District’s vote.It’s likely, then, that large portions of Nationals Park will be anti-Trump.Who is throwing the first pitch for Game 5?D.C. restaurant owner and humanitarian Jose Andres will throw out the first pitch at Game 5 of the World Series. The Spanish-American Andres oversees several popular D.C. food establishments. He and his wife, Patricia, founded World Central Kitchen, an international organization that provides food to people affected by natural disasters, such as Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, and proactively trains other people in need how to more efficiently cook for themselves. Andres has been extremely critical of Trump during this presidency about Puerto Rico disaster relief, treatment of the media and dealings with other sports teams, among other issues.Presidents and the World Series: A brief history of the baseball traditionWoodrow Wilson was the first president to attend a Worls Series game in 1915. Since then, Franklin Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush are among the presidents with documented appearences at the World Series, some throwing out ceremonial first pitches. For the first time since 1933, the World Series is in Washington, meaning the political stripes of the nation’s capital will seep into the festivities.Talk of President Donald Trump potentially throwing out the ceremonial first pitch Sunday for Game 5 has been scuttled, however. Trump is still expected to attend the game — his first appearance at an MLB contest since being elected in 2016. Bush’s is the most memorable; he threw a World Series first pitch at Yankee Stadium in 2001 a month after the World Trade Center was attacked.This will be Trump’s first MLB stadium appearance of any kind since he was elected.