Found April 08, 2013 on With Leather:
Behold, the glorious first pitch of Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel.“Every person kept saying, ‘Don’t bounce it, don’t bounce it,’” Manziel said, according to USA Today. “I was wild, a little nervous.”Maybe he could look into being Johnny Basketball? I just want the guy to have another sports last name. I want to call him Johnny Two-Sports. And then I want to get Dick Tracy to arrest him.The USA Today article goes on to helpfully explain how Johnny actually played a little high school baseball, and wore Derek Jeter’s number 2 because of course he did.He grew up wearing No. 2 in honor of idol Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees, but was elated meeting Rangers Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan and former catching great Pudge Rodriguez. He also had his picture taken earlier in the day with Los Angeles Angels rookie of the year Mike Trout.Manziel, who had an NCAA compliance officer with him to make sure that he did not accept any free items, wore a Rangers cap during the interview.“I miss baseball,” Manziel said. “If I didn’t play football, I’d play baseball.”Gotta love that “HE DIDN’T GET FREE THINGS HE BOUGHT THAT CLAW ANTLER SHIRT WE SWEAR” line. Thanks, USA Today, I was gonna start digging.Am I the only person who wants Manziel to stay exactly like this and in college forever?The post Johnny Football Is Not Exactly Johnny Baseball appeared first on With Leather.

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Derek Jeter is progressing in the rehab of his injured left ankle, and will take batting practice on the field today down in Tampa, Fla., according to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger. Previously, Jeter had only taken some swings in the batting cage. Yesterday, he took grounders and ran sprints for the first time since appearing in a game on March 23. The 13-time All-Star...

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Two of the sporting world's youngest hot shots struck a pose in the visitor's dugout in Arlington Sunday night. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, last season's Heisman Trophy winner, took a moment to add another cool moment to his star-studded off-season check list. Manziel got a chance to catch up with Anaheim Angels outfielder Mike Trout, last year's American...

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