When Tracy Morgan Threw Out The First Pitch in Baltimore
Another time … when Tracy Morgan rubbed on Shaq.
You probably missed Tracy Morgan throw out the first pitch at recent Orioles-Yankees game. When it happened, you probably still had hope the Washington Capitals would win game seven against the Montreal Canadians.
Or, you’re here because this is supposed to be a Wizards blog and you don’t care about other DMV sports … and that’s fine. But it’s Tracy Morgan.
When I first moved to D.C. in 1990, I was just as much of a Baltimore Orioles fan as a Washington Bullets fan. For about 20 times a year for several seasons, my dad and I would make the trip up to old Memorial Stadium and later Camden Yards.
I went to games in both of Baltimore’s unsuccessful trips to the playoffs in the last 26 seasons, losing to the Yankees in the ’96 ACLS and to the Indians the next year. I went to the ’93 Home Run derby won by Juan Gonzalez over Ken Griffey, Jr. in a playoff and to that year’s All-Star game where Kirby Puckett was named MVP. I was in attendance on September 6, 1995 when Cal Ripken Jr. broke Lou Gehrig’s consecutive games streak.
Then one day, spawned by the ownership of Peter Angelos, and sealed by the arrival of the Nationals in Washington, I found myself not caring about the Baltimore Orioles. I wish them well/don’t see them as a rivalry, but I divorced myself from being an O’s fan long ago.
So yea, I was watching Caps-Habs game seven and would not have known about Morgan’s pitch had it not been for the magic of Twitter, via @SaleemTheDream. Morgan also appeared in the booth with Jim Palmer, who was once invited to host SNL but didn’t do it because he was shy … and this was after he did several underwear ads for Jockey.
Enough deliberating, here’s your Tracy Morgan:
He also once sat courtside at a Knicks game.