Cris Carter, one of the all-time wide receiver greats in the NFL, is a native of Middletown, Ohio, which is about 40 miles out of Cincinnati. So, it should come as no surprise that he grew up cheering on the Cincinnati Reds.
On Monday, Carter was honored by the Reds organization and was asked to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the team hosted the Atlanta Braves at the Great American Ball Park.
And wouldn’t you know it? Unlike a litany of athletes who have embarrassed themselves and besmirched their reputations as world-class athletes — Denard Robinson being the more recent casualty — Carter, who was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in February and will be inducted this summer, performed more than competently, delivering a fine pitch to his brother.
Well done, Chris Carter. That’s how you do it.