The city of Cleveland is in the middle of hosting the weeklong festivities associated with the MLB All-Star game. On Sunday, the 2019 Celebrity Softball game took place, featuring Cleveland vs. The World. Cleveland ended up losing 21-16, but the reason we’re reporting on it is that one former member of the Browns took part in it: future Hall of Fame left tackle Joe Thomas!
Here is Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce before the game, hanging out with MMA fighter Stipe Miocic and Thomas:
Kelce ready to hit dingers with Stipe Miocic and Joe Thomas @tkelce @stipemiocic @joethomas73 #AllStarWeekend— BBQ Sports (@RealBBQSports) July 7, 2019
(Via IG/killatrav) pic.twitter.com/htl5GELTcd
Right before the game, you can see Thomas running up to embrace Cavaliers legend J.R. Smith:
I almost forgot about this video of Joe Thomas and JR Smith. It makes me so happy. pic.twitter.com/2W5Tjf3PS9— Jen Steer (@jensteer) July 8, 2019
When the game started, you can see the size difference hilarity of Thomas playing in left field, with Olympian Simone Biles in center field.
6’6” @joethomas73 playing LF and 4’8” @Simone_Biles in CF.. #ClevelandVsTheWorld pic.twitter.com/SuAreduIhZ— Brandon (@BSchnyd) July 7, 2019
Thomas legged out a triple, but of course, it was on a field with much, much shorter basepaths:
@joethomas73 legging out this Triple like he wasn’t just the Browns LT for 167 games. pic.twitter.com/UQ6uvhn28x— John T. McMicken III (@JmickSports) July 7, 2019
Here is another clip in which Thomas, comedian Drew Carey, outfielder Kenny Lofton, and Kelce talk about Cleveland; Thomas refers to himself as an adopted member of the Cleveland family:
What does Cleveland Against The World mean to YOU?— SportsTime Ohio (@SportsTimeOhio) July 7, 2019
We asked Cleveland natives @DrewFromTV & @tkelce - plus a couple of adopted Clevelanders, @Browns great @joethomas73 & @Indians legend @Kenny_Lofton7. #CelebSoftball pic.twitter.com/LlHSVi1B7x