The Rockies have a new Denver star throwing the first pitch


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The Colorado Rockies are about to start a new MLB season: opening day for them is Friday.

They’ll have a guest star throwing the first pitch: it’s new Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson.

“Russ is coming home for opening day,” the Rockies’ Twitter account wrote on Wednesday afternoon, citing a video posted by the Broncos’ account.

In the short clip, Wilson is seen hyping fans up about his attendance at Coors Field, saying he’ll be there on Friday and could take his glove with him.

The game will feature Kyle Freeland on the mound for the Rockies, who will face Los Angeles Dodgers star Walker Buehler.

Wilson will throw the first pitch

However, neither of these two talented pitchers will throw the first pitch, as that honor will go to Wilson.

Wilson is not just a football player: he played three seasons in Division I baseball and his rights belong to the New York Yankees.

Of course, he won’t pursue a career in baseball, as he’s a legit star at what he does, which is quarterbacking in the NFL, but he did attend a few Yankees spring training camps in recent years.

Wilson didn’t have his best season with the Seattle Seahawks in 2021, but he was still good: with a 25/6 TD/INT ratio and 3,113 passing yards, he showed he had still a few years of quality play in the tank. , which is why the Broncos sent fellow signalman Drew Lock, tight end Noah Fant, defensive tackle Shelby Harris, two first-round picks, two second-round picks, and a fifth-round pick to the Seahawks for him.

It should be a fun day at Coors Field on Friday.




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