DetroitRedWings.com’s Dana Wakiji recaps Red Wings Night at last night’s Detroit Tigers game, and she notes that Dylan Larkin is not unaware of the “perks of the job”:
Wings alternate captain and Michigan native Dylan Larkin was there to throw out the first pitch before the Tigers took on the Central Division-leading Minnesota Twins.
Before that, Larkin had the chance to meet Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire, the former Twins manager, in his office.
Even though it was his second time doing so, it was still a special thing for Larkin to be able to take the mound at a place he visited as a kid.
“For myself to be out there and throwing a pitch at Comerica Park before an MLB game is pretty surreal,” Larkin said. “It’s just another cool perk of being here and playing in Detroit. The sports teams, we’re all united and we have a great sense of unity and pride of representing our city and it’s just cool for myself and my family to come out here and enjoy this.”
Continued, and here”s Larkin’s first pitch: