Ryan Howard blames Ranger Suarez’s glove after dropping Miles Teller’s first pitch
Miles Teller threw out the first pitch against the Giants on his Miles Teller / Top Gun bobblehead night with Phillies legend Ryan Howard behind the plate catching.
Teller had a solid pitch from the mound and might have earned a spot in the Phillies bullpen if he wasn’t too busy being a mega-movie star, but Ryan Howard, who was never known for his glove, was unable to catch it. Howard never gets the credit he deserves in Philadelphia and dropping the first pitch from Mi Tell certainly won’t help his cause.
After getting roasted on Twitter, Howard’s son Darian joined in asking what the hell happened.
Ryan Howard’s son on Twitter:
Ryan Howard then provided a response to the incident blaming none other than Ranger Suarez for being unable to catch the pitch. You absolutely hate to see it. Ranger Suarez is my guy and I don’t like how my favorite Phillies player ever in Ryan Howard decided to catch him with a stray because he couldn’t catch a pitch from Teller. Unacceptable.
“It was Ranger Suarez’s glove. Not broken in at all, not gonna lie. Wasn’t really sure what was going on with the first pitch, but Miles brought the heat. Couldn’t get the glove open. I should’ve brought mine”
Can’t believe The Big Piece would pull a cop-out like this instead of owning up to it. Even with a bad glove, you’d think an MVP first-baseman would be able to catch a half-decent throw from a non-baseball player. I think the logical solution is to just keep Howard at home plate for every ceremonial pitch until he brings one it. Practice makes perfect, and being out of the league for six years is no excuse.
Mandatory Credit: CBS 3