It’s safe to say Nick Saban is a much better football coach than a pitcher. The Alabama Crimson Tide head football coach was on hand Wednesday night to throw out the opening pitch ahead of ‘Bama’s baseball game against (No. 15) Southern Miss.
Here’s a video of Saban, who has pretty decent form but not quite enough arm to get the ball all the way to the plate.
#Alabama coach Nick Saban’s first pitch tonight at Sewell Thomas Stadium
Dirt ball. Good block by LB/OF Keith Holcombe pic.twitter.com/uv8Y2lDckT
— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) March 7, 2018
Saban must have been a good luck charm, though. The Crimson Tide won their first game on the season against a ranked team, taking down their rival 3-0 thanks to some pitching that was a bit better than what we saw from Saban.