WATCH: Zach Ertz outdone by wife in throwing ceremonial first pitch at Phillies game

Arizona Cardinals tight end Zach Ertz is still loved in Philadelphia. He played eight-and-a-half seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles before being traded to Arizona in October 2021.

He and his wife, Julie, did great work in the community there.

The Philadelphia Phillies invited both Julie and Zach to throw out a ceremonial first pitch in their game on Saturday against the Boston Red Sox.

Zach was outdone by his wife.

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Zach’s throw was not good.

Julie’s was great. Zach’s, while not the worst first pitch we have ever seen, was in the dirt.

That led to some healthy mocking from now-retired J.J. Watt, who played for the Cardinals the last two seasons. Watt and Ertz are close friends.

Ertz might not throw a baseball well but he does catch the football well, which is what the Cardinals need him to do. He is coming back from a torn ACL.


Hopefully he will be ready to start the season and is catching passes better than he threw that baseball when Week 1 rolls around.

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