MLB: The ‘captain’ Brandon Belt, of Giants, appeared at Opening Day in a boat and makes the first pitch

Last season, the veteran first baseman of the San Francisco GiantsBrandon Belt, made a proclamation: he was the team captain. Eventually inspired Evan Longoria to add a duct tape ‘C’ very improvised to his uniform. Belt dojo last September:

Actually, it all started on the plane the other day. I felt like, in my heart, I’ve been the captain all year, so I told everyone to let me off the plane first since I was the team captain, and they did. It’s like when people know you’re the guy, they don’t say anything. They just do it.”

Well, we’ll have to find out if this was planned by the team or if Belt just told people he was doing this because, and I promise you this wasn’t a fever dream, he walked into the Opening Day tilt on Friday against the Marlins. of Miami as if he were Poseidon, King of the Ocean.

Belt emerged from the other side of the left field fence with the ‘C’ on the back on his jersey and a captain’s cap on his head as he was driven around the stadium in his own little boat. (I guess he’s just a huge Lonely Island fan?) Even better, he tossed baseballs into the crowd like he was Lou Seal or a more athletic Crazy Crab:

Belt, now the longest-serving player on the team, wasn’t finishing either. Then the lanky first baseman stepped onto the mound and threw out the ceremonial first pitch, something he did as a part-time reliever at the University of Texas but had never done on a major league mound. Well, he considers this and the boat ride two things he hasn’t done before in the big leagues.

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Seaside shacks don’t need to end anytime soon, either: The Giants will be giving away captain’s hats to the first 20,000 fans at tomorrow’s game against the Marlins. Perhaps this time Belt enters the stadium from McCovey Cove. I mean, would that really be weirder than this?

Raphael Martinez

I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and all Mexican baseball in general. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterruptedly since 2009), signatures of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, although as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I have baseball in my veins. Degree in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and a reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I arrived at El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and a few days later, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. This is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: The ‘captain’ Brandon Belt, of Giants, appeared at Opening Day in a boat and makes the first pitch