A couple of new Arizona Cardinals players got the special treatment from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night
Not long after the Arizona Cardinals selected UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen was selected 10th in the 2018 NFL Draft, he got an invite from a fellow UCLA alum. Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo invited Rosen to come out to Chase Field.
Rosen said he would take him up on the offer and Tuesday night became that night. Rosen threw the ceremonial first pitch.
However he wasn’t the only one that showed up. Also present was Cardinals second round pick, receiver Christian Kirk.
Both got to throw out ceremonial pitches prior to the Diamondbacks game against the Cincinnati Reds. By the way, the Diamondbacks won 5-2.
You could say that Rosen and Kirk are 1-0 in Arizona. Well, ok, not really, but still fun to say anyway.
Both players had a chance to visit with Lovullo in his office prior to the game. Both also sported Diamondbacks jersey’s, each wearing their Cardinals numbers. Rosen work number 3 and Kirk 13.
Rosen’s throw was a bit high and off left. Hopefully his football throws will be a little crisper. Kirk was just a little high, but he’s a receiver, so we can cut him a break.
The duo was also caught warming up for their first pitches. They were playing toss in the hallways under the stands. Next time we see them connect on game night, hopefully it is for first downs and touchdowns.
They of course aren’t the first Cardinals players to be invited to Chase Field but they are the newest ones. The duo of Rosen and Kirk hopefully will be around a long time in Phoenix.
The Diamondbacks, who have not had a good month, may want to consider bringing the two back every home game as good luck charms. How does Wednesday afternoon sound?
The Cardinals players are off this week. They will continue OTA’s next week in Tempe at team headquarters.