OK, right, he hasn’t actually appeared in the official game. But he has thrown out the first pitch for two different teams. In 2014, he did the honor for the Twins. And on Monday, he did the same for his hometown Miami Marlins.
Hey, the Vikings are asking him to cut it loose more this year. And it must be said that Ted doesn’t look out of place at all in a baseball uniform:
— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) July 25, 2016
The Vikings’ official Twitter account, of course, noticed something was missing — something a baseball player (and Bridgewater, on the football field) normally wears:
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) July 25, 2016
I can’t find video of last night’s effort, but the form looks solid.
Bridgewater, of course, will trade a baseball for a football later this week when the Vikings open training camp Friday in Mankato. Many have written this is a crucial year for Bridgewater, suggesting that if he can move into the upper echelon of NFL QBs the Vikings could be primed for a Super Bowl run. Interestingly, Pro Football Focus suggests he was already in the top half of league QBs in 2015.