Jon Ryan, the punter for the Seattle Seahawks, was at Safeco Field in Seattle, Wash. yesterday to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Seattle Mariners took on the Baltimore Orioles. Jon, interestingly enough, is a big baseball fan and a season ticket holder with the Seattle Mariners. He’s just one of the many Seattle Seahawks who have been in attendance to support the M’s (others include Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor, Earl Thomas, Russell Wilson, Robert Turbin and head coach Pete Carroll), and he was kind enough to take some time to answer a few of my questions after his beautiful throw. Here’s how it all went down.
On being a season ticket holder for the Seattle Mariners:
I love Baseball. Ever since I moved here six years ago, I fell in love with the Mariners. I’ve been a season ticket holder for four years now, so I just love coming to the ballpark and supporting the team.
On how he would grade his throw on his first pitch:
For me it was good, but overall it was very poor. But for me, I’d say that it was a solid B.
On which Seattle Seahawk player (other than Russell Wilson) would be the best professional baseball player:
I think probably Marshawn [Lynch]. Just because he, you know I’ve seen him watch baseball before and he’s like ‘I’m gonna hit every ball out of the park.” So you know he’s got the swagger and he’s got the confidence, but I don’t know if he’s got the swing though.
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