Love or hate him, you do have to give Michigan Head Football Coach Jim Harbaugh credit for being one of the world’s most polarizing figures. From running practice without a shirt on o pulling car accident victims from wrecks, the man seems to do it all. Harbaugh was on hand at yesterday’s Detroit Tigers game against the Pittsburg Pirates to throw out the first pitch. When it was first announced that he would be throwing out the first pitch, many wondered if he would wear khakis and go shirtless. Well he did indeed wear khakis but he was not shirtless. He wore a Detroit Tigers Jersey and a Tigers hat.
Like with everything he does, Harbaugh took to the mound with enthusiasm and confidence to throw out the first pitch. Donning a Mark “The Bird” Fidrych jersey and a windup to match, Harbaugh delivered a pretty good pitch down the middle but it was a tad bit on the high side. Harbaugh stuck around for the game with his wife Sarah but the Tigers lost in extra innings. This is not the first time Harbaugh has been invited to a MLB facility. He was in Oakland last March wearing an A’s uniform.
Daniel Amen suggests there will be a lot of pressure on Harbaugh to right a sinking ship that is Michigan Football. The program has been in shambles for many years and through several coaches. If he is able to turn Michigan back into a powerhouse again, there will be no denying that he is something special.