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Beanie takes the mound

Posted by Darren Urban on March 30, 2012 – 4:34 pm

Back during the season, running back Beanie Wells was excited about back-to-back games with the Browns and Bengals, given that he was from Ohio, and he was blunt about the allegiances he developed when he was younger,

“I always wanted to play in Ohio,” Wells said then. “I made no bones about that. I love Ohio, and Ohio sports teams.  It’s the Browns, Bengals, Cavaliers, Indians and Reds. If you’re from Ohio, that’s how it is. I love the Arizona Cardinals, no question. But I still root for Cleveland and Cincinnati.”

So Friday, Beanie lived a little bit of home right here in Arizona. The Indians and Reds were playing in a spring training game, and Wells was invited to throw out the first pitch (taking his young son Christian along for the fun). He split his fandom, wearing a Reds jersey and an Indians hat.

Apparently Beanie didn’t bounce the pitch, which, when you are throwing out the first pitch, is always the key. The one downside: He threw to Reds outfielder Ryan LaMarre, who just happens to be from the University of Michigan. Here’s hoping Ohio State product Wells was able to handle that OK (although they look friendly enough in the pictures, which are courtesy of the Cincinnati Reds Goodyear Ballpark.)


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8 Responses to “Beanie takes the mound”

  1. By SteveG on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Cute baby bean!

  2. By shannon robinson on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    We’re building an offensive line that Beanie deserves. This is a buyer’s market and about 300 NFL players will lose their jobs because the no growth salary cap will close them out – D Bell will sign a resonable deal eventually – but the missing piece will be the drafting of DeCastro – a healthy Beanie and a tough guy offensive line will be something to see. Ryan Williams could be electrifying in space – we’ll be knocking people down, clearing holes to run through – my favorite kind of football.

  3. By AndyStandsUp on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Didn’t Fitzgerald take batting practice with the DBacks a season or so ago, Darren?
    How well did that go?

  4. By in fitz we trust on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    i’m for beanie all the way. dudes a monster. cedric griffin is still feeling that hit. beanie missed a few games, and had at least 2 games where out o line kept him under 50yards. and he still busted over 1000 yards with 10 tds. if we strengthen out the line, i could see wells getting 1300-1400 yards. i find it hard to believe that ryan williams is gonna outshine beanie. beanies one of the most underrated running backs in the league, probably cuz he plays for the cardinals

  5. By crystal on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    photos are courtesy of Goodyear Ballpark :)

  6. By Darren Urban on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    AndyStands -

    RE: Fitz BP

    That was a couple years ago. And not so well.

  7. By Darren Urban on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Crystal -

    RE: credit

    My apologies.

  8. By norcalcard on Mar 31, 2012 | Reply

    The long Stiff arm of the law!!!

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