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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