3-2-2016 4-43-53 PM

Prior to the spring training opener in Port Charlotte, the Rays had two local children throw out the ceremonial first pitch, and it came with a sweet twist.

The children were 7-year-old Isaiha and 5-year-old Fallon. Their father, Patrick Jackson, is a member of the Navy Seabees and has been in the Navy for 21 years. Unbeknownst to the kids, he was also the person behind the catcher’s mask during their first pitch.

Here is the video:


1 Comment

  1. Joe Dunn says:

    Great story but the father has to be a tad bit bummed because there was ZERO excitement when they realized it was him.


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