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Is Michigan head basketball coach John Beilein considering switching to baseball?
No, he’s not, but he at least had a little fun on Tuesday night when he had a chance to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Comerica Park for the Tigers-Orioles game.
First all, Beilein’s pitch was much better than fellow Michigan Wolverine Denard Robinson’s, whose attempt was horrible — Shoelace didn’t even get the ball to home plate when he tried a few months ago. Beilein’s was just an average, pretty solid throw. Here’s a video, courtesy of the Michigan Basketball Facebook page:
Afterward, Beilein talked with the Detroit Free Press about the pitch — here’s what he had to say:
“I threw the ball really well. Then when I got up there to throw, it’s a different situation. I was actually a little nervous although I would say I chickened out at the end. When I got out there, I said, ‘I’m going to bring this baby’ but I thought about it going into the dirt or over the top so I just threw it in there
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