San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick will pick up a baseball for the first time in seven years. This time he’ll be throwing out the first pitch at the San Francisco Giants game on Friday.
Kaepernick — a former pitcher that was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 43rd round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft –but he spurned the Cubs offer to continue playing his true passion, Football, for the University of Reno Nevada. Which kind of worked out for him.
Kaepernick was a three-sport athlete in High School where he played Basketball, Baseball and of course, Football. He famously pitched a no-hitter in High School when he was sick with pneumonia.
Kaepernick could be one of the best Ceremonial First Pitch Throwers in recent memory. After all, he has been able to throw a 95 MPH fastball and has one of the strongest arms in the NFL. If Buster Posey is catching for the Giants he should make sure he’s wearing a cup and have some extra padding behind his glove.
With the Giants starting pitching a question mark in the NL West, maybe the Giants will even make an offer to sign Kaepernick ala Deion Sanders. Although, I think Kaepernick is a little busy trying to bring the 49ers back to glory.