While it was “just” the stick-and-ball version, the Iron Bowl just wouldn’t be the Iron Bowl without Nick Saban being a part of the ballpark hoopla.
Prior to what turned out to be a 2-1 loss to Auburn, the Alabama head coach was tapped to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Sewell-Thomas Stadium in Tuscaloosa Saturday. Given how the latest football version of the Iron Bowl played out, it would’ve been appropriate if Chris Davis had been a part of the festivities; alas, that wasn’t the case.
Instead, it was Saban alone on the mound doing the rawhide toss in remarkably efficient fashion while also avoiding pulling the dreaded Baba Booey:
Not bad, Coach. I’ll allow that you hit the black on the black on the plate, but, unless it was Manute Bol standing in the batter’s box, it was high and thus a ball.
In a completely unrelated matter, the 2014 college football season kicks off in just 137 days…