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Cleveland Indians Announce Cardale Jones Will Throw Out First Pitch On June 5th

Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones will throw out the first pitch for the Cleveland Indians on June 5 when they take on the Baltimore Orioles, the franchise announced Thursday. Oddly enough, it was Jones himself who made it all happen.

">@CJ12_ will throw the 1st pitch on 6/5! Everyone who @’ed us about it: come on out! Tix: http://t.co/VdkFYBVTwUpic.twitter.com/IUy9Rh4IeD

— Cleveland Indians (@Indians)

.@CJ12_ will throw the 1st pitch on 6/5!

Everyone who @’ed us about it: come on out!

Tix: http://t.co/VdkFYBVTwUpic.twitter.com/IUy9Rh4IeD

— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) May 21, 2015

">May 21, 2015

Back on May 7, Jones, who was upset that his teammate Ezekiel Elliott had been given the chance to throw out the first pitch at a Cincinnati Reds game, tweeted at the Indians, complaining that he hadn't been given the same opportunity by his hometown team. The plea worked - Cleveland tweeted back at him with the offer.

After all of this, he better throw a strike - he certainly has the arm to do so.