Luckily, the pregame festivities before Wednesday's Reds-Cardinals game gave us a good candidate as former UFC middleweight title holder Rich Franklin — that's him with his back toward us — held court with Gomes after throwing out the first pitch at GABP.
MMAjunkie has more on the strange fact that a fighter would throw out the first ball just one day after the two teams engaged in a brawl that resulted in Johnny Cueto(notes) receiving a seven game suspension today. Gomes played peacekeeper during the fight, but I'm wondering if he was seeking tips from Franklin for the next time the two teams meet in September.
So have at it, amateur Internet copy editors of the world. How should this caption read?
1st — Baseball Fan. Joe: "The ball is under cap #3."
Jerry: "No the ball is under cap #1."
Ron: "I believe it is under #2"
2nd — nate. "The three finalists of the "Can't see my beltbuckle" contest are revealed."
3rd — Robert C. "As usual, the ump is not seeing what the managers see as he is looking in a different direction."
HM —KMH. "Now showing on the Diamond Vision: Masato Akamatsu's catch."
- Rich Franklin