President Donald Trump gave his first State of the Union address of his presidency, and there was an interesting non-politician in the gallery taking it all in.
That would be former Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth, who was there at the request of Rep. Rodney Davis of Illinois.
It's certainly not an easy ticket to get, but all it took for Werth was to be gluten-free, have a passion for organic farming, address the Organic Trade Association, and then make a lobbying trip to Washington where you become buddy's with your local congressman.
Jayson Werth to C-Span after attending the State of the Union: "I felt like it was a great time to be an American, and I thought President Trump did a great job. He hit all the points, and he spoke really well, and I was inspired." https://t.co/IDXJBo4GqW— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) January 31, 2018
Werth got all dressed up in a suit and tie for the big event, and while he didn't know what to expect, he enjoyed himself and thought the President did a great job with his speech.
“I didn’t really know what to expect coming . You know, this was the first time I’ve ever done anything like this,” Werth said to C-Span after the speech. “I felt like it was a great time to be an American, and I thought President Trump did a great job. He hit all the points, and he spoke really well, and I was inspired.”
The 38-year-old outfielder is still without a job, and while he plans to continue his playing career, Werth seems to have a future as a farmer in Illinois.
Heck, maybe he'll even take a stab at politics. He didn't speak on his personal politics, but maybe this "inspiring" event for him takes him into his next profession.