Super Bowl winning Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson will have the honor of throwing the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Phillies’ home opener at Citizens Bank Park this Thursday, April 5, according to an official announcement from the team.
The Phillies are playing the Miami Marlins with a 3:05 PM ET start time.
Pederson is obviously an excellent choice by the Phillies. In case you missed it, he played a huge role in the Eagles winning their first ever Super Bowl title. That’s a pretty big deal in Philadelphia.
Prior to becoming an NFL quarterback, Pederson earned All-State honors as a high school baseball player. I’d say it’s fair to expect Pederson to deliver a good pitch from the mound. If he messes up, fire him. (Just kidding. Sign him to a life-time extension, Eagles.)
Maybe Pederson can give Phillies manager Gabe Kapler a pointer or two since the new skipper is already facing some criticism.
Or maybe Kapler can rely on Pederson’s arm if he runs out of bullpen pitchers again.
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