We did it!! Thanks to Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare and its CurePity Heroes campaign, “Two Men On” got to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Twins-Angels game at Target Field on September 4! It was an amazing experience!
“Two Men On” and their families entered the stadium about 40 minutes before the game started. After walking around the warning track to near home plate, we waited about 20 minutes to throw out the first pitch. Now I know why pitchers can get pretty nervous right before they pitch a game!! Although we only met one current Twins player (Doug Bernier, an infielder and a September call-up, who was nice enough to catch our pitch), we did see former Twins shortstop Roy Smalley, who is now an announcer for the team!
One again, special thanks to Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare and its CurePity Heroes campaign for making this once-in-a-lifetime experience possible! Also, thanks to Bernier for agreeing to catch our pitch, and to the Twins staff, who also worked to make this possible. It was truly an honor!
Be sure to check out the video of “Two Men On” throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the “Two Men On” Facebook page and photos of the event in the “Photo Gallery!” Also check out an article recently written about “Two Men On.”
Written by: Sam Graves