Several weeks ago, Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel (and "that other guy," cornerback Justin Gilbert) was denied the opportunity to throw his ceremonial first pitch before the start of a Cleveland Indians game due to rain. The Browns' starting quarterback, Brian Hoyer, was able to go through with his ceremonial first pitch on Saturday.
Hoyer joined the Indians' broadcast booth for about ten minutes during the fourth inning of play. It ended up being a really nice interview, but if you're just interested in seeing the cutter he threw, skip forward to the 2:45 mark. Interestingly enough, Hoyer told Joel Hammond of Tribe Vine that he was asked by the Indians to throw a ceremonial first pitch in 2013 after he had become the starting quarterback:
Hoyer originally was asked to throw out a first pitch last fall, just as he took over the starter’s job for the Browns. With a short week and Thursday night game vs. Buffalo, he declined to focus on his game prep.
With training camp still a couple of weeks away, obviously this is a much more convenient time for a player like Hoyer to take part in this, and what a great tie in for all three sports it was -- Hoyer, a Browns quarterback, at an Indians game, talking about how excited he is to have LeBron James back on the Cavaliers.
Unfortunately, the Indians ended up falling short to the Chicago White Sox by a score of 6-2.