KENNY AND STEVE WALLACE THROW OUT FIRST PITCH, SING 'TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME' AT NATIONALS GAME RICHMOND, VA APRIL 25, 2006- Saying they pitched better than Kurt Busch and sang better than Jeff Gordon, NASCAR drivers Kenny Wallace and ...
KENNY AND STEVE WALLACE THROW OUT FIRST PITCH, SING 'TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME' AT NATIONALS GAME
RICHMOND, VA APRIL 25, 2006- Saying they pitched better than Kurt Busch and sang better than Jeff Gordon, NASCAR drivers Kenny Wallace and his nephew Steve each tossed out a ceremonial first pitch and sang "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" at the Washington Nationals game last night. The Wallaces were in Washington D.C. and Richmond the past two days to help promote the Circuit City 250 Presented by FUNAI NASCAR Busch Series race at Richmond International Raceway on Friday, May 5.
"I should have thrown it 20 feet wide of the plate like Kurt Busch did in Arizona (last week) or goofed up the words to 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame' like Jeff Gordon did at Wrigley Field, (last season)" said Kenny Wallace. "Maybe that way we would have made headline news like those two guys. But I was determined to throw one down the middle of the plate and I did it, baby," the elder Wallace said. "What a blast, I really want to thank the Nationals for a great night."
"That was a cool experience," said Steve, 18, who is Kenny's nephew and the son of 1989 NASCAR Cup champion Rusty Wallace. 'I didn't play much baseball as kid, just a little bit of t-ball, so I had to take some warm ups near the bullpen and get some advice from my Uncle Kenny and some of the Nationals players. But I threw a strike, too and I'm glad I did. My dad threatened to take my ride away if I bounced one up there and embarrassed myself," Wallace joked.
During the 7th inning stretch, the two hopped on to the Nationals dugout and led the crowd in a spirited rendition of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame."
Despite their efforts, the home team could not pull off a late rally as the Nationals fell to the Cincinnati Reds, 4-2.