Leave it to Braxton Miller to make throwing out the first pitch at a baseball game even more fun than it would normally be. Typically, a celebrity guest who makes an appearance to toss out a ceremonial first pitch will step out wearing the jersey of the team playing with their own name on the back, wave for the crowd, proceed to gently toss a ball high and away (unless you're Ronald Reagan, then you throw two pitches) and move on. Braxton chose to make his pitch a little more fun, however.
Let's run down the list of things that made this so awesome.
-On the way out to the mound, Miller pulled off a spin move. You know, kinda like this one.
-He threw the pitch while Hang On Sloopy played throughout the stadium.
-He brought his son out with him.
-Before the pitch, he wore a signed Pete Rose jersey.
-He proceeded to play catch afterwards with one of the only players in baseball who can probably match his athleticism, in Billy Hamilton.
-He did this all while wearing a cabana hat.
-And most importantly, we actually got to watch Braxton Miller throw a ball for just the second time since 2013.
.@BraxtonMiller5 threw his first pitch to @DatDudeBP, and he did it with style. #Reds #RedsSocial https://t.co/2oTcVYNB2l— FOX Sports Ohio (@FOXSportsOH) April 18, 2016
Solid first pitch by by former Prosser League pitcher @BraxtonMiller5 to Brandon Phillips. #reds #Buckeyes pic.twitter.com/hO8aP7eIfr— David Jablonski (@DavidPJablonski) April 18, 2016
Well played, Braxton.