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Ivan Rodriguez to throw out first pitch before Game 4

Oct 18, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

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It’s not quite Mariano Rivera throwing out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium before Game 3 of the ALDS, but this should be pretty cool: Ivan Rodriguez will throw out the first pitch tonight at Comerica Park.

Rodriguez signed with the Tigers as a free agent in 2004 when they were coming off a 119-loss season and three years later they reached the World Series.

Jim Leyland was the manager of that 2006 team and current Tigers who were also around then include Omar Infante, Ramon Santiago, and of course Justin Verlander.

Rodriguez announced his retirement in April, ending a 21-year career that included five seasons in Detroit.

  1. historiophiliac - Oct 18, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    PUUUUUUUDGE!!!!!!!!!

  2. beefytrout - Oct 18, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    Please just do a normal pitch. The home-to-2B move he did when he retired with the Rangers was such a great moment, I hope he doesn’t repeat it.

    • historiophiliac - Oct 18, 2012 at 12:51 PM

      I freaking hope he kisses the ball first.

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