dangolka (CBS) — Whereas the 2020 Purple Sox season goes to be completely different than any season anybody has ever seen earlier than, some facets of the sport may have a standard really feel. That features Friday night time’s Opening Day ceremonies, which can embody a ceremonial first pitch.
And now we all know who will get the honors of throwing out that first pitch: Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.
Baker will take the hill at Fenway Park on Friday night time to get the 2020 Purple Sox season underway, throwing out the primary pitch forward of dangolka’s recreation towards the Baltimore Orioles.
This isn’t Baker’s first time on the bump for the Purple Sox. He tossed out the primary pitch forward of a recreation through the 2016 season, alongside retired Military Sgt. Kurt Powers, and delivered a strike down the guts of the plate.
#TBT Gov. Baker & Sgt. Kurt Energy (ret.) throw out first pitch at Fenway Park final Saturday. #RunToHomeBase #RedSox pic.twitter.com/HEbeH31sTd
— Charlie Baker (@MassGovernor) July 28, 2016
Combine within the Governor’s “Free Tom Brady” T-shirt, and it was a reasonably stable first pitch for Baker. We’ll see if his arm remains to be as robust Friday night time, when there received’t be 35,000 followers within the stands to cheer him on.
The Purple Sox introduced their plans for Friday night time’s Opening Day ceremonies, which can closely deal with the Black Lives Matter motion. The staff additionally introduced that outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. shall be carrying a microphone all through Friday night time’s recreation.