On a weekend when Cleveland gets to rise up out of its collective Clevelandness and feel good about all its sports teams, it’s only natural that the Browns quarterback throws out the first pitch at the Indians game.
No, not that one. The other one. The starter.
The Browns announced that Brian Hoyer would do the honors at this afternoon’s game, a brief reminder that he is, in fact, the starting quarterback for the local professional football franchise.
Of course, Hoyer took the opportunity of yesterday’s return of NBA star LeBron James to subtly underscore that message as well.
While everyone was celebrating the return of the King, Hoyer latched onto another passage of James’ letter home.
Brian Hoyer (@bhoyer6) July 11, 2014
It would take a real cynic to read that as a passive-aggressive reminder to a certain Johnathan F. Football that he’s still atop the depth chart.
Fortunately for you, we employ a few of those here.
By all accounts, Hoyer is a good sport who has been thrust into a number of tough situations, and has impressed with his maturity.
So on a weekend when all things Cleveland are good for a change, we’re hoping the kid throws a strike.