Sgt. First Class Brian Keaton (Ret.) was at Nationals Park for game two against the San Francisco Giants in the National League Division Series and threw out the ceremonial first pitch in a memorable way.
Keaton, after spending over three years at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center recovering from a traumatic brain injury and PTSD, laid down, crawled up to the mound, pulled the proverbial pin, and lobbed in the first pitch like it was a grenade.
The crowd exploded in a cheer.
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Keaton, after he had lobbed in the pitch, was seen writing his wife’s name, Kristin, on the back of the mound with his finger.
He spoke with Fox and Friends saying that he did so because she is his hero.
“I would have never been there if it wasn’t for my wife raising kids while I was gone, loving me and taking care of me when I was sick. She’s the hero,” he said.
H/T Fox News Insider