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Johnny Manziel to throw ceremonial first pitch for Texas Rangers on Sunday

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been quite a year for Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, who has been front and center in the sports world since becoming the first freshman to capture college football’s Heisman Trophy. In just a few short months, he’s made the front page of TMZ for celebrating the Aggies Cotton Bowl win over the Oklahoma Sooners, sat courtside at several NBA games, watched just as many NFL games from stadium suites, been photographed living it up in Mexico over Spring Break (with a Longhorn tattoo he swears isn’t real), rubbed elbows with world-famous athletes, sued a fan for using the name “Johnny Football” without his permission, and even made the news for allegedly shoving a graduate assistant at one of A&M’s spring practices.

Indeed, Manziel is certainly no stranger to the spotlight. In fact, that seems to be where he feels most at home.

Now, just days after the polarizing quarterback announced that it would be best for him to leave the Twitterverse for the time being after some heated Twitter exchanges, the Dallas Morning News is reporting that Manziel will be tossing out the first pitch for the Texas Rangers as they take on the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Sunday.

Manziel isn’t a stranger to the game of baseball, having played in high school and grown up dreaming of playing professionally. In fact, word has it that if he had not been named the starting quarterback for the Aggies, he was interested in trying out for the school’s baseball team.

Right now, it seems that it’s Johnny’s world, and we’re all just living in it.


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