Let’s see here, is it really true, as this San Francisco Examiner source greaser reports, that:
Now let’s take a look at who really threw out the Ceremonial First Pitch at the recent Giants Home Opener on April 5th, 2013:
“San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval, left, and second baseman Marco Scutaro throw the ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday, April 5, 2013 in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, Pool)”
That’s right. It was Panda and Scutaro.
But it’s understandable that there was confusion, right? Check it:
And there was this, from Mark Farrell’s excitable aide, Jess Montejano:
Hey, here’s a clue:
“Turns out Farrell was at the “ceremonial” first pitch that happened at the start of festivities around 12:45
But hold on, doesn’t the ceremonial first pitch “mark the end of pregame festivities and the start of the game?”
Yes. Yes it does.
So then is this true?
“Farrell now joins the ranks of politicians such as President Bill Clinton, who threw out the first pitch at the new AT&T Park in 2000, and then-Vice President Richard Nixon, who threw out the first pitch at Candlestick Park in 1960.“
No. Not at all.
Sorry to be so nitpicky, but, after all:
“It’s the details folks. Pay attention to the details and make them a priority. Details make or break what you’re trying to do.”