Sunday, October 29, 2006
Cory's Debut As A Major League Pitcher
Right before we came down here to St. Kitts, we spent some time with Cory's parents in Wisconsin. While we were there, Cory's dad Marlin arranged for us to not only attend a Brewers game in nearby Milwaukee, but he also managed to make Cory the person throwing the opening pitch! I went on the field with Cory and took video of the whole thing, but he also had some old friends come along as well, so we had them take pictures.
Here are his college buddies who came along and were nice enough to take pictures for me while I videotaped (from left to right: John, Chris, me, Cory and Joe)
Cory and I on the field, waiting for his cue to run out to the mound
I'm getting the video camera ready as Cory gets briefed by the Brewers staff
Here is the jumbo-tron announcing Cory's name as he runs out to throw the pitch
Just a few days ago, Marlin got an email from someone who works with the Brewers. They wanted to pass onto Cory a picture that someone on their staff had taken of his opening pitch. So Marlin forwarded the photo to us, and it was exciting to see such a cool view, from right behind the catcher. Here is the new photo that we just received from the Brewers.
And of course, Cory threw a strike!