June 19, 2010 — It’s not often that you get a second chance at something.
But less than a year after I threw a ceremonial first pitch — in the dirt — at a Trenton Thunder game (pictured below), I will have a second chance to throw a strike.
This time, I’ll be taking the hill prior to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees game on Saturday June 26 at PNC Field in Scranton.
This time, I’m making a prediction: I will throw a strike.†
After the pitch, I will describe it on this blog. And don’t worry, I will be honest, just as I was last year (to read that post, look for Nerves of Steel in August 2009).†
My catcher on Saturday will be Scranton/Wilkes-Barre catcher Jesus Montero, who will also be the subject of a feature story in the August issue of Yankees Magazine.
Starting at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, I will be signing copies of Twenty-Seven, the Yankees 2009 World Series championship commemorative book, which I co-wrote. I will be stationed in front of the PNC Field team store before and after the first pitch.†
I hope to see you there.†
–Alfred Santasiere III