Unlike many who are invited to throw out a ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has thrown a lot of pitches. It showed on Friday night, when he threw out the first pitch at the Mariners game in Seattle.
Per Clare Farnsworth of the team’s official website, Wilson fired a fastball over the middle of the plate to start the game against the Yankees.
“It was awesome,” Wilson said after the pitch. “This is my childhood right here. I used to play baseball all the time.”
A fourth-round pick of the Rockies in 2010, Wilson played college baseball at North Carolina State. But he has no regrets about choosing football.
“God works things out in the right way, always,” Wilson said. “So being an NFL quarterback is very, very special. I love it. I love being the quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks.”
Being the Seahawks’ quarterback also gives Wilson a chance to periodically baffle teammates with locker-room curve balls, as safety Kam Chancellor captured in an excellent Vine video.
Yankees, you can’t hit this indeed.