University of Missouri Head Football Coach Gary Pinkel has accepted an invitation from the St. Louis Cardinals to take part in Opening Day ceremonies on Monday, March 31 st at Busch Stadium as the Cardinals open their 2008 season against the Colorado Rockies.
Pinkel, the 2007 Big 12 Conference co-Coach of the Year, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch for Monday’s game. It is not currently known what kind of pitch the former tight end will be going with, but his repertoire reportedly consists of a slow ball, a slower ball and something resembling an eephus pitch.
The FieldTurf 2007 National Coach of the Year will also appear for a stint in the broadcast booth as guests of Fox Sports Net Midwest for the Cardinals telecast. Pinkel is scheduled to appear in the top of the third inning for the game with FSN broadcasters Dan McLaughlin and Al Hrabosky.