For one night it was all about baseball for the Arizona Cardinals number one pick
Jokes, jokes, and more jokes. That’s everything you could read about Arizona Cardinals quarterback and number one overall draft pick Kyler Murray on Tuesday.
The joke? Murray was returning to baseball. Well, ok, he was back in baseball just for fun and for just one throw. He was one of two people selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
He and Arizona Coyotes first round pick Victor Soderstrom each threw out first pitches for the Diamondbacks. Murray threw his pitch to another former Oklahoma Sooner.
Catching Murray was Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley, who was star baseball player for the Sooners. It was not a shock to see the matchup.
Murray didn’t throw a bad pitch to his battery mate. However, no worries football fans, Murray isn’t changing sports.
Sure it was a good time to poke fun at the possibility of Murray changing his mind and wanting to go back to baseball. The Oakland A’s draft pick isn’t going back to baseball, well, at least for now.
It was a nice gesture for the Diamondbacks to bring Murray in. The local sports franchises have always supported on another.
Hopefully the next time Murray is asked to throw a first pitch at a Diamondbacks game is after he wins an MVP or the Super Bowl. That may not come soon but some are counting on one or both during his hopefully long career with the Cardinals.
It probably didn’t sit too well with the A’s or their fans that Murray was out on the mound wearing a Diamondbacks jersey while his rights are still technically owned by the A’s. Should Murray ever decide to go back to baseball, he would have to go to Oakland. For now, he’s an Arizona Cardinal.