First Pitch Serves Up A SurpriseA. Boyea
When Alayna Adams was chosen to throw the ceremonial first pitch at the Tampa Bay Rays game, she received much more than her two seconds of TV fame. Before the first pitch, her father, who was serving overseas, spoke to her through a pre-recorded video message and offered her advice for her throw. After the pitch, the catcher took off his mask and surprised everyone at the game.