LaDainian Tomlinson was representing TCU well when he threw out the first pitch at the Texas Rangers game on Thursday night.
The former Horned Frogs running back wore a TCU purple custom Rangers hat as he took the mound for the pitch, throwing up the Frog sign to all the fans in attendance. And then he made a pretty good throw.
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The pitch wasn’t a strike, ending up just a bit outside of the zone. But he got the ball to the plate without skipping it in the dirt or sending it into the seats, and that should be considered an unqualified success for anyone throwing out a ceremonial first pitch.
After the pitch, he had a quick message for the fans.
“Go @Rangers and Go Frogs!”
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Tomlinson has been a highly visible ambassador for the Frogs over the years, but particularly for the last few months. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2017 and inspired people with a great speech. In October, the city of Fort Worth declared a “LaDainian Tomlinson Day.” He also recently became a member of the TCU board of trustees.
He might be good luck for the Rangers too, who beat the Red Sox 11-5.