ARLINGTON, Texas Gus Walker, 14, knew he would get a behind-the-scenes tour of a Rangers broadcast with the Fox Sports Southwest crew on Thursday.
What he didn't know was that he would also throw out the first pitch.
"I didn't know that until the car ride here," said a wide-eyed Walker, whose family waited to inform him of the honor.
"We figured he'd freak out," said his father, Reid Walker.
No problem. Gus fired a strike to his new friend, Rangers pitcher Derek Holland, before the home team took the field against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Holland was a surprise visitor as the Walkers, from Dallas, sat in on a pregame production meeting with the Fox Southwest crew.
The Walkers won the exclusive behind-the-scenes tour thanks to a 10,000 donation made to the Wounded Warrior Project benefit broadcast of a game last September.
After Gus threw out the first pitch, the Walkers, including mom Stacey and cousin Reid, went up the pressbox. Gus put on the headsets and sat in with Ranger...