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:
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.
Thomas legged out a triple, but of course, it was on a field with much, much shorter basepaths:
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: