With Braves reliever Billy Wagner serving as catcher, Roddick fired a low strike over the plate with the ceremonial toss. (I have a big strike zone.) Give extra credit to the world No. 9; unlike other celebrities who throw from the front of the mound, Roddick stood on the pitcher's rubber and threw the full 60 feet, six inches.
He later Tweeted:
threw first pitch out at braves game always get nervous and wimp out,but actually tried to throw it hard tonight and it went over the plate!
I like that a U.S. Open champion and millionaire who's married to a swimsuit model still gets excited about throwing a good pitch. The frayed cargo shorts, I'm not so sure about.
Here's some amateur video of Roddick's first pitch:
He couldn't resist adding a little tennis flair at the end by throwing another ball into the crowd. (Be careful, Andy, that's what got temperamental slugger Albert Belle in trouble back in the '90s.)