Brewers Make Perfect Choice to Throw Out First Pitch for Game 1

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Milwaukee Brewers have made the perfect choice to throw out the first pitch of Game 1 of the NLDS.
The Milwaukee Brewers have made the perfect choice to throw out the first pitch of Game 1 of the NLDS. / John Fisher/GettyImages

The Milwaukee Brewers are back in the MLB Postseason after an impressive 2021 season. Milwaukee will have home-field advantage in the NLDS against the Atlanta Braves, getting the luxury of opening the series at American Family Field.

And the team's choice to throw out the first pitch in Game 1 is sure to get fans buzzing.

Bud Selig and Bob Uecker will both throw out ceremonial first pitches before Friday's game. Having two figures so key to the franchise's history kick off the team's postseason run demonstrates how much excitement is surrounding this NL Central-winning squad.

Selig, the former MLB commissioner, was instrumental to bringing baseball back to Milwaukee. He was the team's first owner, moving the then-Seattle Pilots to Milwaukee in 1970 after the Braves left.

Uecker, meanwhile, has been synonymous with Brewers baseball. He not only played for the Milwaukee Braves, but has served as the team's radio play-by-play man since 1971.

These two Brewer legends will certainly make a statement by throwing out the first pitch for Game 1. Milwaukee is a -148 favorite to beat the Braves on Friday, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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