Thursday, June 28, 2018

Coast-to-Coast - Dale Scott's Pride Night First Pitches

Earlier this month, retired MLB umpire Dale Scott threw the ceremonial first pitch at Dodger Stadium as part of Los Angeles' LGBT Night festivities and Wednesday, Scott threw the first pitch during Pride Night at Baltimore's Camden Yards, capping off a month of activity that also saw Scott on the MLB float at the New York Pride Parade.

The below videos feature Scott's interview and first pitch ceremony at Dodger Stadium from the June 8 pre-game and a highlight package in Baltimore when he threw the first pitch prior to June 27's Orioles game.

Of note, Scott's first pitch at Dodger Stadium—Dale grew up as a Dodgers fan, but assures us all there was never any bias—featured Bill Miller as catcher...and Angel Hernandez as the late-arriving home plate umpire...marking the most unusual of first pitches to have an all-umpire battery.

Scott retired following a head injury and concussion sustained during the 2017 season and was named the UEFL Honorable Umpire of the Year in 2015 after he came out as gay in Outsports and Referee Magazine, the first active umpire on the MLB staff to do so.
Related PostDale Scott Retires in Wake of Concussion in Toronto (12/12/17).
Related Post2015 Honorable Umpires - John Hirschbeck & Dale Scott (11/8/15).

Dale's life advice? "Be true to yourself." | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Full video of Dale Scott's first pitch at Dodger Stadium (LA)
Alternate Link: Orioles TV recaps Pride Night events, including Dale Scott's first pitch (BAL)


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