In Baseball, the Memphis Redbirds get a little help on the Diamond at AutoZone Park Friday night..
Well, make that some very TALL help...
The 3 NBA Draft Picks of the Memphis Grizzlies toe the Rubber to Throw out the First Pitch..
Hasheem Thabeet, all 7'3" of him, held the Ball like a Bee Bee.. while DeMarre Carroll and Sam Young were a bit more conventional in their tosses..hoping to bring the 'Birds some luck..
Now to the Game.. Redbirds vs Omaha, Evan MacLane on the mound for Memphis...top of the 2nd, Corey Aldridge with the moon shot...it finally comes down in the rightfield seat to put the Royals up 1-zip...
Birds get on the board in the bottom of the inning...Mark Shorey doubles into right center...that brings in Brett Wallace.. He scores easily.
Birds hang on for the win, 2-1 the final.
The Redbirds now hit the road for 7-games beginning Saturday night at New Orleans.