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First lady Michelle Obama visited Oriole Park at Camden Yards Tuesday to enlist Major League Baseball in her campaign to end childhood obesity within a generation, Baltimore Sun reporter Jean Marbella reports.

Joined by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Maryland first lady Katie Curran O'Malley and about 40 Baltimore children, Obama announced a joint initiative between the White House and professional baseball that will address what has become her signature issue. The "Let's Move!" campaign promotes healthy eating and increased activity for children.

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"Sue Selig said they're sending the women to do the job," Obama said, referring to Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig's wife, who also attended the event. "I think we're handling it."

After debuting a public service announcement featuring Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, Obama joined the children in running and throwing drills led by Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays players.

"They said I need work," Obama said as she exited the bullpen area, where she pitched with some children and the Orioles' Jeremy Guthrie and Will Ohman. "I'm not ready for the majors."

But Guthrie demurred, saying: "She can throw. Her and the president are obviously athletes."Michelle Obama is due back at Camden Yards Tuesday evening to throw out the ceremonial first pitch in the Orioles-Rays game. The White House is not saying whether she's spending the afternoon in Baltimore or heading back to Washington.

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