What a weekend in St. Louis!!! I am still flying high from the excitement of throwing the pitch, and even just wearing a damn Cardinals jersey that said my name on the back. Here I am with my "posse" who joined me on the field. It's Prexy of Bravo and Oxygen and Everything Lauren Zalaznick and her son Dale, my nephew Jeremy, and Bravo exec Dave Serwatka.
When we got to the field I met the man to whom I would be pitching, Cardinal Outfielder Joe Mather. Mr. Mather is a 6' 5" Gingey who is incredibly nice and perhaps I would say even dreamy.
Mr. Mather told me that there would be several people also throwing a first pitch, to which my nephew responded that that sort of makes MY throwing a pitch a little less special. "Yes," I told him. "I was having the same thought."
"Not so," my friend from the Cardinals told me! He said the plan was for the others to make their throws and then they were waiting 10 minutes and I would make mine, followed by the legendary Cardinals pitcher Bob Gibson. Mr. Gibson is regarded as one of the greatest pitchers who ever played the game of baseball, so I felt great about this whole thing. Sadly, there were some wee kids who threw before me and they were throwing strikes from the top of the mound.