Nate Robinson will get the opportunity to throw out the first pitch before tonight’s Red Sox-Mariner’s game.
Robinson, who said he has been working out with fellow Seattle boys Will Conroy, Jamaal Crawford and Aaron Brooks, told the Boston Herald he’s been working on his pitching form.
“I’ve been out there working on it,” the Diminutive Dunker said.
Robinson isn’t just excited about throwing out the pitch though. He’s also hyped to be back in Boston. “It gave me a lot of confidence, a lot of knowledge of the game,” he said. “Everything was played at the highest level. This team loves to play together and loves to win.”
“The main thing that stood out to me was their will to win,’’ he told the Boston Globe in a conference call. “They expect to win every night. I was like, ‘Wow, this is awesome.’ Being with the Knicks, we just went out and we just played. We just went out to play and to have fun and compete. It was a little tougher for us to win over there, with the guys that we had and all that mess over there that we were in, knowing we had guys over there that could play, but couldn’t bring it together. That was just a bunch of mess. As a team, when I was with the Knicks, we loved each other but we just never could jell and have that team chemistry like the Celtics have.’’
Does anyone else remember when the Celtics benched Robinson out of a million bucks? I wonder how he can still be so enthused about the organization. If it were me, I’d be pissed.
P.S. - I wonder how tall Robinson will be on the mound — six feet flat?