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Chargers QB airs it out from the mound

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Johnny Lightning, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    By Jamaal LaFrance
    Chargers.com
    4-13-2010

    Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Padres home opener against the Atlanta Braves on Monday.

    “It was way outside,” Rivers said of his not-so-perfect pitch. “I was disappointed. (Kris) Dielman and (Nick) Hardwick talked me into throwing it hard, so that’s why it got away from me. I could have gone the lollipop route, but that’s boring.”

    Despite the wild pitch, the Chargers’ sure-handed QB enjoyed a great day at the ballpark watching the Padres notch a decisive 17-2 win over the Atlanta Braves, one of his favorite teams growing up.

    “Opening day … for the Pads to play the way they played and obviously win; you can’t beat it,” he said. “And I grew up going to Braves games. All that together made it a fun day.”

    It was the second time he’s thrown out the first pitch for one of their games. In 2007, the Padres invited Rivers to throw out the first pitch before a game against San Francisco.
     
  2. ThunderHorse17

    ThunderHorse17 Lone Wolf

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    LOL I think im starting to understand where that strange throwing motion looked familiar from.

    17 doesnt pass, he pitches the ball!!
     
  3. szarmes

    szarmes I am the Walrus

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  4. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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  5. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    My question is did he get it over the plate?
     
  6. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    I can't fine the video...
     
  7. Workplay

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    Did anyone clock the speed of the pitch?
     
  8. LV Bolt Fan

    LV Bolt Fan Well-Known Member

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    No.
     
  9. Skuzzlebutt

    Skuzzlebutt BoltTalker

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    He gave a left handed hitter a little chin music.
     
  10. Airw0lf

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    I found this video of Philip in the Braves' dugout.

     
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  11. Airw0lf

    Airw0lf BoltTalker

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    Here's one of him pitching it.

     
  12. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    That was a crap throw. :lol:
     
  13. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    Don't quit your day job PR.
     
  14. powayslugger

    powayslugger Feckless Slappy

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    At least he throws better than the President... i.e. a girl/

    :icon_tease:
     
  15. WyomingBoltFan

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    Gates, Jackson or Floyd could of caught that!
     

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