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A giant 'Impeach Trump' banner was unfurled at the Nationals' season opener

Baseball's Opening Day was filled with peanuts, Cracker Jacks, and calls for impeachment.

Had President Trump accepted the Washington Nationals' invitation to throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Monday, he would have spotted an enormous sign that read, "Impeach Trump #Resist." The banner was unfurled by members of Americans Take Action, a group that combines activism with pranks (these are the same people who handed out Russian flags with Trump's name on them at the Conservative Political Action Conference). "Had a fun day at the #Nationals #OpeningDay game," member Jason Charter tweeted. "Trump was not there, but we still left him a message."

For the Nationals, it was a fantastic day, despite Trump's decision not to throw the first pitch, thus ending a long-standing presidential tradition — the team beat the Marlins 4-2.