Remember all that outrage when Kevin Millar went up to Boston and threw out the ceremonial first pitch during the postseason last year? It was considered by many to be a show of disloyalty to the Orioles, even though Millar was commemorating his role in the first Red Sox world championship in 86 years.
So, what are all those disgruntled fans thinking now...after Cal Ripken donned a Rays jersey and threw out the first pitch at last night's game in St. Petersburg?
Cal was at Tropicana Field because Ripken Baseball announced the purchase of a Single-A minor league team that will be affiliated with the Rays and play in Port Charlotte, Fla, the site of the old Texas Rangers spring training site.
My take: I thought Millar's "first pitch" was appropriate to the situation and so was Cal's. I'm wondering if anyone thinks that Cal's was OK but Millar's wasn't, or vice versa.