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Weeden returns to his baseball roots, for one pitch


In September, he’ll likely be throwing the first pass for the Browns.  On Wednesday night, rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden threw out the first pitch for the Indians, as they prepared to host the Cincinnati Reds.

I can’t remember the last time I threw one of these,” Weeden said, via the Associated Press.  “It’s so small.  It feels like a BB.”

Before Weeden fired the first pitch (high and outside), Weeden and other Browns rookies took batting practice.

A second-round pick of the Yankees in 2002, Weeden spent five years as a pitcher in the lower reaches of the team’s farm system before giving up baseball and enrolling at Oklahoma State to play football.

“I don’t miss it,” Weeden said. “If I had made it all the way up here [to the majors] I’m sure it would be a different story.”

And now he’s made it to the NFL’s version of the majors.  Given that he plays for the Browns, some would debate that point.

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10 Responses to “Weeden returns to his baseball roots, for one pitch”
  1. sdchargers85 says: Jun 22, 2012 12:38 AM

    Hope he remembers his best pass as a Brown

  2. schoolchoice2011 says: Jun 22, 2012 12:57 AM

    Cleveland been through enough tonight without your snarky comment!!

  3. pmgfootball says: Jun 22, 2012 1:35 AM

    Low blow at the end..

  4. jackblackshairyback says: Jun 22, 2012 1:38 AM

    And tomorrow we will read about how he tore a ligament in his elbow.

    Just kidding.

  5. skolvikesskol says: Jun 22, 2012 1:57 AM

    Who cares!?

  6. heygfy says: Jun 22, 2012 6:55 AM

    “Given that he plays for the Browns, some would debate that point.”

    As a proud Clevelander, there was a time when I would fire some smack talk back at ya Florio. I’m so jaded though – this organization deserves every bit of disrespect it gets in the media. Hopefully Weeden can do SOMETHING other than get his ass kicked for 16 games like his predecessors. If not, we’d might as well sink the stadium into the lake.

  7. howiefeltersnatch says: Jun 22, 2012 7:05 AM

    Yeah, becasue being stuck on some two-bit single-A team is certainly MUCH worse than playing in the NFL in a place such as *gasp* Cleveland.

    Go pound salt.

  8. flaccounibrow says: Jun 22, 2012 7:40 AM

    And now he’s made it to the NFL’s version of the majors. Given that he plays for the Browns, some would debate that point.

    Good Line!!!!!!

  9. civilwarfish says: Jun 22, 2012 8:00 AM

    Keep crackin on the Browns! Enjoy it while you can. Things are happening in Berea that are starting to look very promising. And Weeden is a part of it.

    If one breaks down the roster from as recently as 2010…when Tom Heckert began to reassemble it in his way…the differences are night and day already and in another year, the playoffs are a real possibility even in a division dominated by the Steelers and Ravens and also featuring a young and highly dynamic Bengals squad.

    The AFC North will be the terror of the league and the division that draws them as opponents each year will consider themselves at a major disadvantage. And the Browns will be a large part of it.

    So laugh now. While you can.

  10. hekofit says: Jun 22, 2012 9:05 AM

    As a browns season ticket holder for many years, I am very…amused by that.
    I mean at least it’s funny. Unlike, the insulting performances we’ve had to endure on the field!

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