Manny Pacquiao's Ceremonial First Pitch and Bobblehead Doll

Manny Pacquiao’s Ceremonial First Pitch and Bobblehead Doll

Category: Boxing


A ceremonial first pitch is a ritual in baseball where the guest of honor stands in the pitcher’s mound and throws a baseball to a catcher in the home plate. This signifies the start of the game. Manny Pacquiao did just that before the San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres game yesterday. Although Pacman looked like a golfer or billiards player with his black and white outfit, his pitch to Cy Young Awardee Tim Lincecum (who is half-Filipino) was pretty decent.

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This happened during the celebration of  Filipino Heritage Night at the AT&T Park San Francisco Giants Stadium where 42,000 fans were in frenzy over Manny Pacquiao. He was treated like a rock star! To think that most of the fans there were Americans, I can say that Manny’s influence has already spread around the world. Everyone at the stadium chanted his name. Everyone wanted a piece of him. Well, those who got themselves a limited edition bobblehead doll came close to having done so. Pacman is the first boxer to be honored by a Major League Baseball team with a bobblehead doll. This was also the second time he did a ceremonial first pitch. In 2005, he threw one before the Los Angeles Angels Anaheim and the Oakland A’s game.

Afterwards, Freddie Roach said,

“There’s going to be another bobblehead night on May 2. Only this time we’re going to use Ricky Hatton’s head.”

Now, that’s the kind of pitching Manny’s coach usually delivers.

Here’s the video of Pacquiao’s pitch and interview.


UPDATE May 3, 2009: Freddie Roach’s words turn out to be prophetic as Pacquiao made Hatton’s head bobble via a stunning 2nd round knockout.


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11 Responses to “Manny Pacquiao’s Ceremonial First Pitch and Bobblehead Doll”

  1. Vlad Says:

    I also had that observation regarding Manny’s outfit when I saw the picture on the newspaper for that ceremonial pitch. lol.

    I think, next time somebody should advise Manny to wear appropriate outfit whenever he graced an affair.


    ark Reply:

    You’re right bro. Now I’m wondering who Manny’s fashion designer is or does he even have one?


  2. mike Says:

    Uy,ganda nung laruan! Saan kya makabili nian? 😀


    ark Reply:

    Check mo sa eBay bro. I’m sure merong susulpot dun.


  3. Dorothy Stahlnecker Says:

    Sometimes it’s just impossible to figure out.

    Have a great weekend…

    It’s lovely here in Western New York.


    ark Reply:

    What’s impossible to figure out?


  4. santoshi Says:

    “Hakuna Matata”
    hi your’s is a nice and interesting blog.


    ark Reply:

    Thank you. Please drop by here always.


  5. vhincent Says:

    Hope he’ll continue to inspire a lot of people, and wins the fight next week! 😉

    Go Manny!


    ark Reply:

    Let’s just hope so. Better things will come once he beat Hatton.


  6. pacman_fan Says:

    Bukas na laban ni pacman. Excited na ako!


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