The Red Sox haven’t announced it, but the most famous arm in New England may grace the mound at Fenway Park before the home opener.
“I can’t confirm it…yet! :),” Red Sox executive vice president Dr. Charles Steinberg told Boston.com via email when asked on Monday if Tom Brady would throw out a ceremonial first pitch. He followed up by writing, “I actually like to know when the participants have arrived at Fenway. I’m more nervous till then!”
This morning, the possibility that a Patriots player would get the ball was discussed on WEEI’s Dennis and Callahan show. With Steinberg standing in front of the mics during an interview with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Gerry Callahan said the team was “hoping Tom Brady makes an appearance.” The hints that No. 12 would be involved in the opener kept coming as it was suggested that it would be former catcher would toss out that special pitch.
Getting ready. Flyover and I hear TB12 Throwing out first pitch. pic.twitter.com/ISSrnGkQwS
— John Dennis (@JohnDennisWEEI) April 13, 2015
Brady was drafted as a catcher by the Montreal Expos in the 18th round of the 1995 draft.
“I think he would have been a pro,” veteran MLB scout John Hughes told USA Today back in January. “He had all the intangibles. He could throw, left-handed power. There is no reason to think this guy couldn’t have been a big league catcher.”
A week ago Steinberg hinted that the Patriots were going to have a heavy influence in today’s pregame ceremony.
With the first pitch officially under wraps, the video below will show you the last time Brady threw out a first pitch at Fenway was with his teammates: 13 years ago, after his first Super Bowl win with the Patriots.