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Category: First Pitches

What It’s Like to Throw the First Pitch at an MLB Game

Including how Paul almost ended up as Ira Kaplan’s catcher.

Big Day Coming for Mets-Obsessed Musician

Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan will be throwing out the first pitch at today’s Mets game. Paul helped him get his arm in shape and will be there to cheer him on.

Uni Watch First Pitches: Simone Biles

In 2018, when I was still with ESPN, I began working on a series of interviews with non-baseball athletes who threw out the first pitch at MLB games. Unfortunately, that …

Why I Support, and Even Applaud, Gov. Greg Abbott’s Decision

Click to enlarge The photo above shows Texas Gov. Greg Abbott throwing out the first pitch for the Rangers’ 2019 season opener against the Cubs. He also threw out a …

Uni Watch First Pitches: Tony Hawk

Embed from Getty Images As you may recall, two years ago I got to throw out the first pitch as part of the Syracuse Chiefs’ Brannock Device Night promotion (further …