Tuesday, July 19, 2011

First Pitch

On July 24, 2011, I will be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the Sacramento River Cats baseball game. The River Cats are the Triple-A minor league affiliate for the Oakland A's.

I have been told they don't let people throw the first pitch from the actual pitchers' mound anymore, but I am going to beg and hope they let me anyway. If not, I will pretend I don't understand English and keep walking to the mound.

I played little league for eight years and was a pitcher for two of those years so the chance to throw out the first pitch is pretty exciting for me. I just hope I don't goof it up.... like these guys for example...


I have joked that I could throw the ball over the backstop screen or turn around and pickoff an invisible runner at 2nd base while throwing the ball into center field. I thought maybe doing something as crazy as this might land me a chance at Web Redemption on Tosh.0

I do know a lot of the players will be watching me throw the first pitch though (in fact, one will most likely be catching my pitch) so I'd like to make a good impression in that sense.
I know I can do better than these guys....

Time to start practicing more and get ready for Sunday.

Who knows, maybe a scout will spot me.