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.