Mayor throws out first pitch
Look out, Greg Maddux. Truckee Mayor Ron Florian may be bucking for your job.
Florian threw out the ceremonial first ball on Sunday when the San Francisco Giants, who shut out the Texas Rangers 7-0, hosted “Truckee Day” at 3Com Park.
Truckee Rotary and the Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park District sponsor the annual event, which offers discounted tickets to Truckee residents.
About 150 people from Truckee attended the game.
This year Northstar, Boreal and Alpine Meadows also helped sponsor the baseball outing.
The recreation district’s Dan O’Gorman organized this year’s Truckee Day.
Florian, who appeared on the stadium’s big screen, threw out the ceremonial first ball (a wild pitch, according to reports) to Truckee’s Michael Matthew.
Seems there is a little discrepancy in the reports on the ball Florian threw.
“The pitch was low and to the left,” is how Florian remembers it.
Matthew has a different take on things.
“It bounced in front of the plate and was outside,” he said.
Organizer Brent Collinson was more blunt about it.
“It was clearly a wild pitch,” he said.
Part of the proceeds from local ticket sales will be donated to Truckee Rotary’s Truckee River Legacy Trail Project.
Before the questionable first pitch, Florian got to address the crowd, reading a proclamation declaring June 28 Giants Day in Truckee.
“It was great, really fun to read part of the proclamation to crowds and thank the Giants,” said Florian, who also manages the Truckee Safeway.
According to Florian, he is the first mayor of Truckee to throw out a ball at a Giants’ game.
There were 36,600 people in attendance.
Matthew said he was selected to catch the pitch because his aunt works in the Giants’ front office.
Each year, a group of Truckee residents travel to San Francisco for a Giants’ game, but Collinson said a Truckee resident has never officially thrown out the first game ball.
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