Penn State Hoops: Micah Shrewsberry To Throw Out First Pitch At Pirates-Phillies Game

By Vincent Lungaro on July 28, 2021 at 3:31 pm
Shrews to throw out first pitch
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Saturday's game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies at PNC Park will be a special "Penn State Night," and men's hoops head coach Micah Shrewsberry gets the honor of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. 

Shrews will take the mound around 6:40 p.m. ahead of the actual first pitch start time of 7:05 in this matchup between Pennsylvania's two MLB teams. 

Those interested in attending the game and watching Shrewsberry throw straight heat can purchase tickets through a special offer from the Pirates. Each purchase of these $5 tickets will benefit THON. THON, is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world and a year-long effort which raises funds and awareness for the fight against childhood cancer.

The ticket offer also includes access to a pregame tailgate in the Picnic Park at PNC beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Given the Phillies' bullpen struggles this season -- they lead the league in blown saves -- if all goes well for Shrews when he throws out the first pitch, Philadelphia might consider giving him a call to join the team as a reliever.

That jab was probably a little unnecessary, but that bullpen has been historically bad for like three straight seasons and I couldn't pass up the opportunity.

Anyway, what do you think, will Micah Shrewsberry throw a strike?