It's not too often a costar out-funnies, but it occurred tonight when the actor presented the ceremonial first pitch at the home opener for the's.'
Hanks walked out to the mound with what appeared to be Wilson, his volleyball companion in Robert Zemeckis'. The actor placed the bloody-faced ball beside him and started rubbing up the ball, but Wilson provided some help.
Wilson is here, according to one announcer as the ball stutters to the right of the frame.
Its windy today, replied the other, as Hanks jogged over, grabbed the ball, and returned it to the mound.
Hanks went into his routine once more and, sure enough, Wilson took off, this time around 30 feet right then circling back near Hanks feet as the actor enlisted the spot where he wanted the ball to be fired.
"Maybe it's remotely controlled," said one announcer as the reality that this was a gag set in.
The other responded, saying, It's gotta be.
Hanks just tossed the pitch before the ball came back to him.
How was the throw? Given the very low bar that celebrities have set them out first pitches. It wasn't bad. Though Hanks' toss made it to the base of a house plate.
Hanks' association with Cleveland was founded in the 1970s when he was a singer. He received his first appearance at the local Great Lakes Theater Festival in the 1970s.
The ceremonial first pitch is delivered to Larry Doby Jr., a presumably uncooperative Wilson.
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