Hometown Hero Marshawn Lynch Throws Out First Pitch at Oakland A’s Game (Video)
Marshawn Lynch took the field at the Oakland Coliseum on Sunday for the first time since coming out of retirement to sign with his hometown Oakland Raiders. However, he wasn’t wearing black and silver. For this occasion he was wearing green and gold.
Marshawn Lynch took to the pitching mound on Sunday to throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Oakland Athletics game. It was just the latest stop in the Marshawn Lynch Homecoming Tour.
The pitch itself wasn’t bad. However, his signs were a little excessive. Take a look:
Marshawn Lynch is everywhere. pic.twitter.com/u9KwlYEyhg
— ESPN (@espn) July 17, 2017
The A’s celebrated Marshawn’s appearance with a tweet with the hashtags #RootedInOakland and #TownBizness…which is pretty funny considering the A’s spent years trying to get OUT of Oakland, and only resigned themselves to staying after a judge said they had no choice:
— Oakland A’s (@Athletics) July 16, 2017
Of course, the Raiders won’t be Marshawn Lynch’s hometown team for long, because they’re moving to Las Vegas in 2020. But that’s not Marshawn’s fault, and besides, his contract is only for two years. Marshawn will most likely be retired again by the time the team moves. As far as the fans are concerned, Marshawn still gets credit for “going home.”
Hat Tip – [theScore]